“In my opinion, the entire energy policy of the EU is a shot in the foot.

Because politics in this case does not correlate in any way with the economy, with infrastructure.

It is obvious that the West is critically dependent on Russian oil and gas, on oil products,” the analyst said.

According to him, now the West "is trying not to provoke a socio-political crisis within the EU."

“So that there are no big problems with business, with consumers, they are trying to correct this mistake by rewinding it, while without an information campaign.

It is very important how much they promoted the rejection of Russian oil and oil products, and now they are quietly trying to get prices out of the ceiling (oil products made from Russian oil in third countries. -


),” Danyuk concluded.

Earlier, the EU removed oil products made from Russian oil in third countries from under the price ceiling.

According to the message of the European Commission, if a Russian oil product is processed in the territory of a third country by mixing with a product from another state, then the result is a “different product” and the maximum price will not be applied to it.

On February 5, the European Union banned the import of Russian oil products.

At the same time, the countries of the European Union and the G7 are setting a price ceiling for Russian oil.

A temporary exception has been made for those EU countries that cannot quickly find an alternative to Russian supplies.

They will continue to import until the end of 2023.