Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the oil embargo against Russia was a moot point, making it difficult to reach an agreement on the next round of European Union sanctions.
Speaking to CNN at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Morawiecki said Poland was working for unity on the oil embargo, but that it was difficult for some landlocked countries, citing Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Morawiecki added that some EU countries may not be as active and hide behind the back of the Hungarian leader Viktor Orban.
Asked about the next phase of EU sanctions, Morawiecki noted that the confiscation of Russian assets would hurt Russia the most.
The next stage - the most responsible one - is the confiscation of the money of the oligarchs, the confiscation of the assets of the Russian Federation, because this is the real pain that Russia will feel, and the culprit must bear the price of the war, he said, adding that all sanctions are important, but if we we really want sanctions to be painful for the aggressor, for war criminals, we must seize the assets of Russia.
Morawiecki called the current crisis a turning point in the history of Europe, and perhaps the whole world, calling for further financial, military and humanitarian assistance to ensure that the colonial, imperial, nationalist power called Russia does not succeed.