After oil deal, EU leaders grapple with wider Ukraine war impact

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EU leaders say they are preparing to nail down the technicalities of a watered-down deal to sanction Russian oil imports, while grappling with the wider fallout of the Ukraine war, as they completed a two-day summit in Brussels. The agreement “will now contribute to Russia paying for its activities with significant consequences,” German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday in a post-summit press conference. The compromise package, brokered late on Monday, targets Russian oil delivered by sea, but not that moved via pipeline. This excludes the giant Soviet-era Druzhba pipeline, which connects…

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