OREANDA-NEWS The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrel, should study EU documents before threatening India with restrictions due to the fact that it sells refined products of Russian oil, Indian Foreign Minister Subramanyam Jaishankar said, ANI news agency reports.

Borrel said on May 16 that if "diesel or gasoline enters Europe from India and is produced using Russian oil," then this is considered a circumvention of sanctions and the EU should "take action."

"Look at the rules of the EU Council: Russian oil is being significantly transformed in a third country and is no longer regarded as Russian. I would urge you to take a look at Council Regulation [EU] 833/2014," Jaishankar said, referring to Borrel. This document is a regulation on anti—Russian sanctions in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU, in its explanations on restrictions, noted that it is possible to import petroleum products produced in third countries from Russian oil into the union.