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US plans to limit use of Russian oil can disrupt world energy market — Kremlin

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that Moscow was closely monitoring the situation

MOSCOW, March 5. /TASS/. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned that US plans to limit the use of Russian oil can have serious consequences. According to him, Moscow is closely monitoring the situation.

"[This is] the topic we're closely monitoring," he told reporters on Saturday.

"Of course, this is a situation that can pretty much disrupt the world energy markets. This can have quite serious consequences," Peskov stressed.

"We are closely monitoring the development of the situation," he repeated.

On Friday, Cecilia Rouse, the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters that the US was considering an option to cut imports of Russian oil but would not take steps to disrupt the global energy market. According to her, the US does not import large volumes of Russian oil but is considering possible alternatives if it decides to reduce its consumption.