Germany will completely stop buying Russian coal on August 1 and Russian oil on December 31, Reuters reported, marking a major shift in the source of the country’s energy supply. Russian previously supplied 40% of Germany’s coal and 40% of its oil, said Joerg Kukies, state secretary in the German federal chancellery. “Anyone who knows the history of the Druzhba pipeline, which was already a tool of the Soviet empire over eastern Europe, ridding yourself of that dependence is not a trivial matter, but it is one that we will achieve,” Kukies said.