Russia has threatened unspecified measures if the country abandons its policy of military non-alignment.
G7 leaders have committed to phasing out dependency on Russian energy, including by banning imports of Russian oil.
Nowhere is the challenge of abandoning Russian oil clearer than in the refinery town, Schwedt.
Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said EU countries should phase out Russian crude oil imports within six months, and refined oil by the end of the year to minimise the impact on European economy and global supply.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday announced a “complete” EU embargo on Russian oil. Imports of crude will stop in six months; imports of refined products will stop by year end.