The Russian Foreign Ministry spoke sharply about the new EU sanctions through Navalny
Such a step was taken by the EU Council in the conditions of “unprecedented warming up” of the anti-Russian information background, according to Russia.
Russian authorities have expressed disappointment with the European Union’s decision to prepare new sanctions in connection with the case of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. This is stated in a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, released on Monday, February 22.
“It is disappointing that the EU Council on Foreign Affairs adopted a decision on February 22 this year on the pretext of preparing new illegal unilateral restrictions on Russian citizens. Another opportunity for the EU to rethink the course of artificial ties, sanctions and pressure in relations with Russia, which it has shown over the years. complete insolvency, “the diplomatic mission said.
Moscow believes that “Brussels is once again instinctively pushing for an ineffective sanctions“ button. ”It considers the demands for the release of a Russian citizen convicted of economic crimes by a Russian court in Russia under Russian law to be categorically unacceptable.
“In international practice, this is called interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state. However, the European Union obviously does not want to follow the ethics of interstate relations, but exploits the myth of its own human rights infallibility, which is daily refuted by police arbitrariness on the streets of many European cities. by attacking the will of the media and the scope of the Russian language, promote their concept of “world order based on rules,” – said the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said that such a step was taken by the EU Council in the context of “unprecedented warming up” of the anti-Russian information background associated with the visit of European Foreign Minister Josep Borrell to Moscow.
“The purpose of this information campaign was clearly to find an appropriate reason to instill in the Jesuit foreign ministers the idea of the need to ‘take revenge’ and to compensate for the image costs allegedly suffered by the Jesuit diplomacy by further deteriorating relations with Russia,” Moscow said.
Earlier on Monday, it became known that the EU will prepare new sanctions against Russia no later than a week. Those responsible for Navalny’s arrest, indictment and sentencing will be punished, European Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said.
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