Oil embargo for the Russian Federation: why the EU still hesitates to block Russian energy resources and what options are offered by Ukraine

May 26, 2022

KYIV. 25 May. UNN. The European Union still cannot come to a common conclusion on the introduction of the sixth sanctions package against Russia that should include oil embargo as a mandatory item. According to Bloomberg, this week Brussels will once again delay "culminating sanctions" as Hungary specifically continues to oppose the oil embargo.

Maksym Bielawski

Leading Expert, Energy Programmes

Born in 1986 in Zhytomyr oblast


Zhytomyr State Technological University (2008)

Ph.D in Technical Science (2010)

Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas (2012)

Author of 17 patents and 100 scientific works

Work Experience:

2008 – 2011 — Operator of Gas Infrastructure Units, Controller of Gas Transmission System in Rivne Division of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2011 – 2017 — Leading Engineer, Deputy Head of Press-Service, Head of Public Relation Department of PJSC "Ukrtransgas"

2017 – 2018 — HR Director of PJSC "Maine Gas Pipelines of Ukraine", Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine

2021 — Director of Integrated Communications of NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine"