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Since the war began, Germany has reduced the purchase of Russian oil from 35% to 12% - Volodymyr Omelchenko

Not everything is as bad in the European Union as it seems at first sight. In addition to Poland and the Baltic States, which have already formed a clear plan to refuse Russian oil, I am pleased with Germany, because since the war began, it has reduced the purchase of Russian oil from 35% to 12%.

Volodymyr Omelchenko, Director of Energy Programs at the Razumkov Center, said this on the Energy Freedom by Energy Club talk show.

Volodymyr Omelchenko on the talk show Energy Freedom by Energy Club. Screenshot

“Also, the German leadership recently made a statement that regardless of the adoption of the embargo against Russian oil, Germany will still stick to its plan for a complete rejection of Russian oil, which cannot but rejoice.”

Answering whether there is an opportunity to diversify supplies to Hungary and Slovakia, Volodymyr Omelchenko said: “Indeed, there is an oil refinery Duna in Hungary and Slovnaft in Slovakia, belonging to the Hungarian MOL, so there is not so much position of Slovakia, just the Slovak government has no effect on this plant in Bratislava and can not currently affect the company MOL. There is an opportunity for alternative oil supplies through the pipeline to these plants, so when they say there is no such opportunity, they are misled. It's only a matter of money and benefits for the company MOL and the leadership of Hungary.”

Let us remind that on May 17, the topic of the discussion of the experts at the talk-show Energy Freedom by Energy Club was “Delaying the full imposition of the embargo on Russian oil: a weakness of a united Europe or an economic stalemate?”

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