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Swedish foreign minister Tobias Billström (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

Sweden urges EU to target Russian gas and oil in new sanctions

EU countries have started talks on a 14th round of Russia sanctions, while hesitating to send more air-defence systems to Ukraine.

"Adopting the 14th sanctions package is one of the most important things [on the EU agenda]," Swedish foreign minister Tobias Billström said on Monday (22 April).

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Swedish foreign minister Tobias Billström (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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