In addition, disputes reportedly continue on the topic of the oil embargo. Hungary and Slovakia, which were granted an exemption and can buy Russian oil for 20 months as compared to other countries that are allowed to buy oil only for the next six months, consider these exceptions insufficient, while the Czech Republic and Bulgaria want the same exceptions for themselves. Cyprus, Malta, and Greece also express concerns about an oil embargo, as they believe that their shipping companies will suffer from this measure, according to the news agency.
Netherlands and Germany also asked to find justifications for the ban on the Russian broadcasters Rossiya 24, RTR Planet, and TV Center so that the EU cannot be reproached for limiting freedom of speech, the news agency said. The two countries insisted that "it must be clear that these broadcasters are propaganda channels."
"In total, since 24 February, about 6 million people have crossed the border in both directions. This is in those areas where checkpoints have been preserved. Of this total, 4.1 million people, with the majority of them being Ukrainian citizens, proceeded to leave Ukraine. At the same time, 1.5 million of our citizens have returned," Demchenko told the Ukraine 24 broadcaster.
"For the first quarter 2022, we have taken post-tax charges of around $3.9 billion in relation to Russian oil and gas activities", Shell's Chief Financial Officer Sinead Gorman said in a video commentary to the report.
The company also announced considerable shifts in the Sakhalin-2 management, where Shell had a 27.5% interest.
"Significant influence over the Sakhalin-2 investment has been lost from April 1, 2022 with the resignation of Shell's executive directors and withdrawal of managerial and technical staff", the report said.
"Our military is well aware that the US, the UK, NATO as a whole, are constantly transmitting intelligence and other parameters to the Ukrainian armed forces. This is well known, and of course, coupled with the flow of weapons that these same countries and the alliance send to Ukraine, these are all actions that, let's say, do not contribute to the quick completion of the operation, but at the same time, are not capable of hindering the achievement of the goals set during the special military operation", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
"The [Danish] ambassador was informed that, as a response measure, seven employees of the Danish Embassy in Russia were declared personae non gratae. They must leave the country within two weeks. A diplomat of the Danish diplomatic mission was also denied visa", the ministry said in a statement.