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Germany will stop importing Russian oil and will gradually halt natural gas imports, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Wednesday, the strongest promise yet from Germany to cut itself off from the Russian energy it strongly relies on and has been reluctant to ban.

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Baerbock told reporters Germany is “completely phasing out Russian energy imports” and plans to stop Russian oil imports by the end of 2022, according to a translation of her comments provided by Reuters.

Russia accounted for about 55% of Germany’s natural gas imports and 35% of Germany’s oil imports last year, causing Germany to resist a blanket European Union ban on Russian energy.

Baerbock said an embargo on Russian natural gas “will follow” the oil ban, and German officials have previously suggested a mid-2024 target date for an end to Russian gas imports.

Germany’s heavy reliance on Russian natural gas may be partially offset by a deal reached with Qatar in March to supply liquefied natural gas to Germany, along with increased gas and oil imports from existing partners, but experts have warned Germany may face significantly elevated prices for without Russian energy.