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EU called to impose sanctions against RF due to the death of Navalny

Feb 29, 2024

Eight countries of the European Union demand the introduction of sanctions against Russian judges and prosecutors due to the death of opposition leader Oleksiy Navalny.


As RBC-Ukraine reports, this is stated in a letter available to Reuters.

According to the publication, the foreign ministers of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Sweden, and Romania signed and sent a letter calling for sanctions against the Russian judicial system to the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell.

The letter was also endorsed by the Netherlands, France, Ireland, and Denmark, unnamed officials told the paper.

"Navalny's death is another sign of growing and systematic repression in Russia. This requires collective action. We believe that there are good reasons for the introduction of a separate regime of sanctions against Russia, aimed at regulating the situation in the country," the letter says.

Sanctions are proposed to be introduced against those involved in politically motivated decisions against members of civil society and the opposition and their further detention. These are, in particular, responsible persons in the judicial system.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 29/02/2024

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