EU to increase energy sanctions against Russia

The European Union is considering a ban on all coal imports from Russia in what would be the first sanctions targeting Moscow’s lucrative energy income for its war in Ukraine.

The EU is determined to increase sanctions against Russia amid emerging evidence of mass slayings of Ukrainian civilians by invading Russian forces, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday.

The Mayor said there is a “total determination” from all 27 European Union countries for more severe sanctions targeting oil and coal. Europe’s dependence on Russian oil, natural gas and coal had left energy sanctions off the table amid fears the entire continent could plunge into recession.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy plans to address UN Security Council on Tuesday amid a growing global chorus condemning Russia for its brutal tactics in Ukraine.

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