Factbox-Countries and companies shun Russian crude over Ukraine invasion

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(Reuters) -Russian gas flows to Europe remain stable, but Western sanctions over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and voluntary actions by buyers are starting to impact its oil sales. Some European buyers appear to be shunning Russian oil to avoid reputational damage or possible legal troubles despite the fact only the United States has banned Russian crude imports while the UK looks to phase out imports by the end of this year. Such self-sanctioning in Europe is expected to become more evident in April, after volumes in March are delivered under previously signed contracts. Crude exports of some …

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