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Ex-U. N. chief Ban Ki-moon urges no wavering on Russia sanctions

Tells global gas industry leaders curbs must stay despite higher energy prices

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the World Gas Conference in Daegu, South Korea on May 24. (Screenshot from World Gas Conference Twitter account)

DAEGU, South Korea -- Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told global gas industry leaders on Tuesday that sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine must stay in place despite their impact on the world economy.

Global gas company executives from Shell, BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron and others, along with industry experts, gathered in the South Korean city of Daegu for the World Gas Conference, the industry's biggest event, hosted by the International Gas Union. They are discussing the future of the industry as energy concerns take center stage in international politics following Russia's invasion.

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