The German economy suffered from a ban on the import of Russian oil. This was reported on January 11 by the Chinese TV channel CCTV.
It is noted that Berlin cannot replenish its reserves even with the delivery of oil from other countries. In particular, from Kazakhstan. In order for raw materials to come to Germany, it is necessary to use the Druzhba oil pipeline, and as a result, Germany is forced to negotiate with Russia on the supply of oil.
According to CCTV, German citizens criticize the authorities for ineffective measures to combat the shortage of crude oil. In addition, some representatives of the government show dissatisfaction with the current course of policy. According to the TV channel, the Germans are concerned about the future prospects.
On December 5, the EU embargo on Russian oil supplies came into force. Restrictions apply to the transportation of raw materials by sea.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak on December 25 announced the impossibility of the EU to replace the country’s oil products. He stressed that Europe was the main market for Russian oil products. In his opinion, Brussels may reconsider the decision on the embargo.
In September, Senator Alexei Pushkov pointed out that the energy and economic crises in Europe played into the hands of one country – the United States.