Friday, February 26, 2021

Navalny case: Sanctions against Russia decided by European foreign ministers


The Foreign Ministers of the European Union agreed today to proceed immediately to additional sanctions against Moscow in response to the imprisonment of a Russian dissident and critic of the Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, announced the German Foreign Minister, Haiko Maas, after the meeting of the “27” foreign ministers.

“Relations (with Russia) are certainly at a low level, there is no other way to describe it,” Maas said, referring to a visit by the head of European diplomacy. Josep Borrell, in Moscow.

“Therefore, we decided today to impose additional sanctions on specific individuals,” he added.

Borrell will suggest who Russian officials will be targeted with sanctions, stressed the German Foreign Minister, noting that he expects an agreement on this list of names in the coming days.

Earlier, two European diplomats said the sanctions would affect four high-ranking Russian officials, including the head of Russia’s Investigative Committee investigating major crimes, the director of Russia’s prisons, the director of the National Guard and the National Guard. of the country.



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