OREANDA-NEWS There is too much resistance in the EU to the idea of banning the import of pipeline gas from Russia, it is unlikely that this measure will be included in the 11th package of sanctions, one of the EU diplomatic representatives said.

According to the source, there is resistance from "states that depend on supplies" from Russia, so the idea is "unlikely to work." At the same time, negotiations on new sanctions are "almost completed," adding "such a serious measure is unlikely to succeed," TASS reports with reference to Politico.

Recall that the European Union for the first time announced its readiness to impose sanctions against Russian gas. According to media reports, the G7 and the EU may ban the import of all Russian pipeline gas as part of the 11th package of sanctions. However, according to sources, the discussion continues and "there is no light at the end of the tunnel yet."