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European Commission Chief sees no deal on Russian oil imports ban at EU summit

BRUSSELS, May 24 (KUNA) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has ruled out reaching an EU-wide agreement on banning Russian oil imports at next week's summit meeting of EU leaders.
In an interview with the Brussels-based news outlet Politico on Tuesday, von der Leyen said she did not want to raise "false expectations" of a deal being struck next week.
"I think it is not an appropriate topic to be solved on the European Council because it's very technical what we're discussing," she said.
Her comments come after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he would not discuss Russian sanctions at the May 30-31 EU summit in Brussels, noted Politico. (end) nk.mb