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The Government investigates a possible import of Russian diesel into Spain through Morocco

MADRID, 28 Abr.

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The Government investigates a possible import of Russian diesel into Spain through Morocco

MADRID, 28 Abr. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The Third Vice President and Minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, has assured that the Government "will monitor that the fuels that arrive in Spain do not come from Russia", although she has insisted that "apparently everything is in order".

These statements by the minister come after the CEO of Repsol, Josu Jon Imaz, assured this Thursday that Russian diesel "continues to be in the European market and in the Spanish market", explaining that it arrives after making a stopover in destinations such as Turkey or North Africa.

This possible illegal entry of fuel from Russia would be contrary to the ban on importing Russian diesel into the European Union approved by the community body as a pressure measure against the invasion of Ukraine.

"In the slightest suspicion, what corresponds is to investigate if the papers are correct and if indeed the products that are imported into Spain are from where they say they are, or if they come from another source and there has been some type of irregularity," he declared. Ribera before the media at the Forum Europa information breakfast, held this Friday at the Mandarin Oriental Ritz Hotel (Madrid).

"In the first consultations, the importers show documentation that is apparently in order and the products do not come from Russia, but obviously we are attentive and we will ensure that this is the case," the minister concluded.

For its part, Imaz has called on European authorities to be "really tough" and stop imports of Russian diesel into Europe via intermediate destinations.