The US is in ‘active’ discussion with European allies on a possible ban on oil imports from Russia while, says Antony Blinken.
- The US government is considering a ban on oil from Russia in a push to ramp up pressure on Moscow.
- A second attempt to evacuate an estimated 200,000 people out of Mariupol has come to a halt amid ongoing hostilities.
- Missile strikes have destroyed the international airport in Vinnytsia.
US mulls possible ban on oil from Russia
The United States government is consulting with its European allies on a potential import ban of oil from Russia.
“We are now talking to our European partners and allies to look in a coordinated way at the prospect of banning the import of Russian oil,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CNN.
The debate also revolved around “making sure that there is still an adequate supply of oil on world markets,” Blinken said. “That’s a very active discussion as we speak.”
US President Joe Biden has not explicitly ruled out such a move.
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