Ukraine war: Zelensky says EU 'quarrels' are encouraging RussiaVolodymyr Zelensky has slammed the EU for a lack of unity as the bloc failed to agree a promised ban on Russian oil imports. Von Der Leyen said the exemption will be 'temporary' while Hungary seeks ways to replace Russian oil supplies, but did not give a firm end date. The EU will also continue to buy Russian natural gas upon which economies such as Germany are heavily dependent. EU leaders had been pressured to act on Russian fossil fuel imports under heavy pressure from Zelensky, who accused them of financing Putin's war on his country. Dutch GasTerra had 'decided not to comply with Gazprom's unilateral payment requirements' as they would breach EU sanctions and create 'financial and operational risks', the Dutch firm said in a statement Monday.