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Russia says EU oil embargo to hurt European consumers ‘above all’

Russia on Thursday warned that European consumers will be the first to suffer after Brussels introduced a partial embargo on Russian oil over Ukraine.

“As a result of these decisions, European consumers will suffer above all,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said in televised remarks, adding there may be a “big deficit” of oil products in the European Union.


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