The foreign ministers of the EU countries will discuss possible reactions to the actions of the Russian government against Alexei Navalny and his supporters in Brussels on Monday. Last week, representatives of member states had already called new sanctions for the detention of the opposition leader a realistic option. The actions of the Russian authorities against demonstrations for the release of Navalny at the weekend are likely to increase the political pressure again.
A final decision on new sanctions is therefore not expected on Monday. Austria’s Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg (ÖVP) is represented by EU Ambassador Nikolaus Marschik.
Quelle: What / Dpa
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