“Russia needs to understand that the only plausible possibility that the sanctions will eventually be lifted is an agreement with Ukraine, and this cannot be a dictated peace,” he said in an interview with the t-online news portal.

Earlier, the head of the German Ministry of Economy, Robert Habek, said that Germany was not ready for a complete embargo on gas from Russia.

EU foreign ministers will discuss a ban on oil from Russia at a meeting on May 16.