‘New sanctions’ decision from the EU to Russia!
Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, made a statement at the end of the EU Foreign Ministers Meeting.
Stating that Russia has become authoritarian and is moving away from the EU, Borrell said, “We have taken a political decision regarding the situation of Navalniy to impose restrictive measures against Russia, including those responsible for his arrest and punishment.” said.
Borrell announced that for these restrictive measures, they have for the first time put into effect the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime, which the EU launched in December 2020.
Noting that the process for the preparation of sanctions has started as of today, Borrell stated that concrete proposals have been made and that he expects the measures to be ready within a week.
“At the same time, unfortunately, we have to define a temporary frame of confrontation with a hostile neighbor. But right now this is the truth,” Borrell said. said.
The Moscow Court of Appeal announced that the founder of the Anti-Corruption Fund, Aleksey Navalny, was upheld the 2.5-year prison sentence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The US, EU, NATO and many other countries had called on Russia to release Navalny.