December 6 According to a report by the Associated Press on December 5, when Western governments pressured Moscow at price limits to reduce Russia’s oil export revenue, Indian Foreign Minister Su Jiesheng said on the 5th that India would put its energy demand first and continue to buy oil from Russia.
Su Jiesheng reportedly said this after meeting with visiting German Foreign Minister Anna Lena Bell Burke. Su Jiesheng said that European countries give priority to their energy needs but “requires India not to do so” is wrong.
According to the report, Su Jiesheng told reporters: “Europe will make its own choices according to its own needs. This is their right.”
According to the report, so far, India has not promised to comply with the ceiling of $60 per barrel set by the Group of Seven and the European Union for Russian oil.