European Commission proposes gradual ban on Russian oil

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09:31 : Another penalty in this sixth package: an asset freeze and a ban on entering the territory of the European Union for Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church. The new list of sanctioned persons, which will still need approval from member states, includes 58 members, including many Russian soldiers, as well as the wife, daughter and son of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

09:19 : The European Commission has proposed, this new package of sanctions against Russia must be approved by the 27 member states. This approval is expected to be obtained by the end of the week.

09:27 : This sanctions package also includes a proposal to exclude three additional Russian banks, including Sberbank, the country’s largest institution, from the international financial system Swift. by hitting Banks of fundamental systemic importance to the Russian financial systemThis will make it stronger “complete isolation” It would undermine Moscow’s ability to finance its war in Ukraine, as Ursula von der Leyen explains.

09:26 : “We will phase out shipments of Russian crude oil within six months and refined products by the end of the year.”

Here is Ursula von der Leyen’s statement on Russian oil. It did so while presenting a sixth set of sanctions against Moscow before the European Parliament.

09:25 At nine o’clock in the morning, here is the topic of the news:

• The Socialist Party and the LFI are about to reach an agreement on the legislative elections. “There is now a tentative agreement between the ‘rebel’ and socialist delegations.”, said this morning the “rebellious” MP, Adrien Kwatenness, on the France Info website. The text must now be approved by PS authorities.

• Brussels proposes imposing a gradual European embargo on Russian oil, this was announced by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.

• After what was revealed by the American press, franceinfo channel explains why the constitutional right to abortion in the country may be invalidated by the Supreme Court.

• The Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office told France Television that the 38-year-old woman suspected of committing violence against a firefighter during the May Day demonstration will be immediately tried before the Paris Criminal Court today.

09:07 : Brussels proposes a phased European ban on Russian oil, the European Commission President announces, Ursula von der Leyen.

09:06 : The battle continues over the steel mills in Azovstal, the last enclave of resistance to Mariupol, in Ukraine. For researcher Edward Jolly, this plant is ‘The only attainable goal’ For the Russian army by May 9, the country’s military memorial day.

08:02 : “Almost half of the Ukrainians who crossed the border are children. This means that almost every second a child crosses the borders of his country for two months (…) Neighboring countries, I’m talking about Europe in general, will be able to welcome them in the best possible conditions .

On franceinfo, this morning this UNICEF executive officer returned to the mass migration to Ukraine since February 24.

06:01 On the right foot, we wake up to a first point in the news:

• No white smoke left. Neither the French Socialist Party nor Francis reached an agreement. Will the negotiations continue today? Last night, Manuel Bombard (LFI) warned that no.

After revelations in the US press, franceinfo explains why the constitutional right to abortion could be overturned by the Supreme Court soon.

• The Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office told France Television that the 38-year-old woman suspected of committing violence against a firefighter during the May Day demonstration will be immediately tried before the Paris Criminal Court today.

• On the 69th day of the invasion of Ukraine, the Russian army launched an attack on the Azovstal factory in Mariupol, a port city in southern Ukraine. The last pocket of resistance in the city is being bombed by the Russian army. Franceinfo is evaluating what to remember from yesterday’s battles.

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