Europe and its Western allies placed an embargo on Russian coal in early April, and are negotiating a similar ban on Russian oil, although resistance from some member states including Hungary has been an obstacle.
Some European leaders has called for a similar move against Russian gas, although the bloc remains greatly divided on the issue because of the economic implications.
Speaking at the World Gas Conference 2022 in Daegu, Korea, Moon sai:
- Russia's invasion had driven oil and gas prices to record highs and it had far-reaching consequences for the global economy
Moon also cautioned that support that developed nations were providing to Ukraine should not come at the expense of commitments they have made to help developing nations that face the implications of climate change.
Those same countries pledged in 2001 to provide $100 billion annually, but contributed only $80 billion in total between 2009 and 2020.
Moon served as the 8th UN secretary general between 2007 and 2016.