International
1:00 22 February 2021
Post by: WBJ

European Union introduces further sanctions against Russia

The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, announced on Monday that EU foreign ministers agreed to introduce further sanctions against Russia for the imprisonment of the anti-Kremlin oppositionist Alexei Navalny. The four-person sanctions list includes, among others Russia's prosecutor general Igor Krasnov and head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin.

"In response to the events of Mr. Navalny's situation, we reached a political agreement to impose restrictions against those responsible for his arrest, conviction, and persecution," Josep Borrell said.

He also informed that EU ministers had also agreed to increase support for activists involved in Russia in the defense of civil and political liberties.

"The members of the Council share the assessment that Russia is moving towards an authoritarian state and is moving away from Europe. The ministers unanimously interpreted Russia's recent actions and reactions as a clear signal of lack of interest in cooperation with the European Union. On the contrary, Russia is interested in confronting and distancing itself, The modus vivendi must be found with a neighbor who has chosen to act as an adversary," Borrell stressed.

(PAP


eu
russia
alexei navalny
josep borrell
sanction

More News

lifestyle

LifeStyle
6 days ago

'There is enormous strength in us, women': Magdalena Różczka

LifeStyle
8 days ago

'Everybody got their own dark nature': Cezary Pazura

LifeStyle
1 month ago

We do not do basic medical examinations in pandemic

LifeStyle
1 month ago

Beata Pawlikowska goes to Zanzibar to conduct life transformation workshops

Book of Lists

Book of Lists
2 months ago

The largest Polish companies under the Book of Lists microscope! Book of Lists 2020/2021 certificates have been awarded.

Book of Lists
10 months ago

25th jubilee edition of Book of Lists – project start

advertisement