Australia has been banned from purchasing oil products from Russia in a sudden and shocking executive order from the Kremlin.
Russia has banned the sale of oil and petroleum products to Australia in a shock sweeping executive order signed by Vladimir Putin.
Australia and other G7 nations earlier this month voted to impose a price cap of $60/b for seaborne crude oil from Russia, following suit with other European nations in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
Russia has banned the sale of oil products to Australia in a sweeping executive order targeting Western nations over their decision to imposed a price cap on oil barrels.
Australia was one of the nations included on the list.
The Kremlin order comes into force in February next year, lasting until July 1.
The order said it was in response to “unfriendly actions taken by the United States, other foreign states and international organisations that sided with them”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s executive order was in response to foreign nations who had participated in ‘unfriendly actions’ taken against them.
The country’s decision with G7 nations on December 5 was to “maintain a reliable supply of oil to the global market” and reduce Russia’s revenue, a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) spokesman said.
But Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky had called the act by Western nations “weak”.