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EU chief diplomat calls for crackdown on India’s resales of Russian oil

The EU should crack down on India reselling Russian oil into Europe as refined fuels including diesel, the EU’s high representative for foreign policy, Josep Borrell, said in an interview with the Financial Times.

India has in the past year emerged as a top buyer of Russian oil, Reuters reports, which has been rejected by Western nations amid sanctions.

Access to cheap Russian crude has boosted output and profits at Indian refineries, enabling them to export refined products competitively to Europe and take bigger market share.

“If diesel or gasoline is entering Europe … coming from India and being produced with Russian oil, that is certainly a circumvention of sanctions and member states have to take measures,” the bloc’s chief diplomat said.

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This article was written by Helen Sullivan(now) and Helen Livingstone(earlier) and originally published on