A ban on the import of Russian oil without a viable alternative would be catastrophic. This was announced to Izvestia on October 13 by the deputy of the Bundestag from the Alternative for Germany party, Steffen Kotre.
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“The real catastrophe is the ideological policy of the federal government, which supports the ban on the import of Russian oil without a real alternative,” he said.
The deputy noted that with longer-term restrictions on operation, the supply of diesel fuel, gasoline and kerosene to eastern Germany will pass through long transport routes, and will also differ in high costs from other refineries.
“Once again, consumers will be saddled with higher prices,” Cotret concluded.
On October 12, a statement was released by G7 finance ministers and central bankers saying that the United States, along with its allies, had made significant progress in working on all aspects of the price cap for oil from Russia.
According to the document, they confirmed their readiness to seek a “comprehensive and global” ban on the transportation of oil and oil products from Russia by sea, which will not fit into the restrictions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will not supply oil to countries that have set a price ceiling for it. He noted at the same time that Moscow always fulfills its obligations, which is what distinguishes it from the countries of the West.
On October 10, thousands of protesters took to the streets of several cities in the eastern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Protests took place in cities such as Schwerin, Neubrandenburg, Rostock, Wismar, and others. Citizens criticized the country’s energy policy, opposed the supply of weapons to Kyiv and called for peace talks, and also demanded the lifting of sanctions against Russia.