Contents tagged with EU

  • U.S. and EU slam sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s prosecution

    The U.S. and the European Union, after almost a month and a half of deliberations, decided on retaliatory measures in connection with the poising of the Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny. Navalny was poisoned in the summer with the Novichok nerve agent and was sentenced to 3 year in penal colony after returning to Russia from Germany.

    Almost every top official of the Russian security agencies came under personal sanctions with freezing of assets and visa bans.

    The head of the …

  • EU prepares to impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s prosecution

    The European Council may impose new sanctions against the Russian authorities in connection with the persecution of Alexei Navalny, said the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn.

    According to him, the new measures should be legally indisputable and directed against officials from Russian law enforcement agencies.

    Asselborn noted that during his tenure, the crisis in relations between Russia and the EU has never been so deep. The Minister believes that Alexei …

  • Lavrov: Russia's relations with EU started to deteriorate after Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity

    After talks with his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the deterioration of relations between Russia and the European Union has been going on for a long time, and the EU initiated this.

    According to Lavrov, "anyone who is not interested in the situation in Europe" understands that this process began many years ago”.

    Lavrov believes that it all started in 2014, after the Ukrainian the Revolution of Dignity.

    According to Lavrov, it was then …

  • Estonian PM: Russia has humiliated Europe

    Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas believes that the results of the visit of the EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell to Moscow are humiliating. "Russia has humiliated the representative of Europe, humiliated Europe," said Kallas speaking in the country's parliament.

    "I think all this will cool down people who naively hoped that a dialogue with Russia is possible. Russia definitely does not want dialogue, and we must proceed from this fact," …

  • Kremlin: European Union’s plan to stage ‘public flogging’ of Russia failed

    The purpose of the visit of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrel, to Moscow was to stage a "public flogging" of Russia, said Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reports.

    In her opinion, the leadership of the European Union planned such a scenario for Borrell's visit in advance, but it did not work.

    "I will tell you a secret about our Western partners: when they do not succeed in flogging, they start to tantrum. …

  • Russia expels three EU diplomats for attending rallies in support of Navalny

    Three European diplomats must leave the territory of Russia, as they attended the rallies in support of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, said the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    These are employees of the consulates of Sweden and Poland in St. Petersburg and the German Embassy in Moscow who allegedly attended the rallies in support of the Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said that it considers the actions of diplomats "unacceptable and such that do not …

  • Russia expands reciprocal sanctions against EU representatives due to Navalny poisoning

    Russia has expanded the sanctions lists of representatives of EU countries in response to EU sanctions imposed due to the poisoning of the well-known Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny. "On the basis of the principle of reciprocity, it was decided to expand the list of representatives of EU member states, which are prohibited from entering the territory of the Russian Federation. It includes those who are involved in the intensification of anti-Russian sanctions activity within the EU," …

  • EU condemns expansion of U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    The European Council condemns the possible expansion of U.S. sanctions against the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, stated European Council’s spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Peter Stano, RIA Novosti reports.

    The European Union strongly opposes third-country sanctions against European companies doing legitimate business. "The extraterritorial sanctions run counter to the international law. European policy is defined in Europe, not in third countries," Stano said.

    He noted that …

  • Belarus expands sanctions against EU

    The Belarusian authorities decided to include representatives of the leadership of the European Union and a number of European countries in the sanctions lists and to suspend the dialogue with the EU on human rights, said the Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in an interview with Belarus-1 TV channel.

    "If we are affected, if any sanctions are imposed against us, we will, of course, be forced to adequately respond. You know that the European Union has imposed additional sanctions …

  • Baltic countries prepare new personal sanctions against Belarus

    Latvian Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkevich said that the Baltic states have agreed to jointly expand the blacklists of those responsible for suppressing protests in Belarus.

    "Based on the immigration law, I have decided to include two Belarusian citizens on the list of undesirable persons in the Republic of Latvia, imposing a ban on their entry to Latvia indefinitely. To quote the classic: "We don't need such hockey," Rinkevich wrote on Twitter.

    According to him, Latvia has decided to ban entry …