EU to impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s poisoning | New Europe

EU’s Foreign Ministers have backed a Franco-German initiative to impose new sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of opposition leader and Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny.

“We have discussed possible elements of a strong EU common response to the use of a prohibited chemical nerve agent, implemented the proposal by France and Germany about restrictive measures against those linked to the assassination attempt of Alexei Navalny,” EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell said in a statement on Monday, after the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Luxembourg.

“There has been a political agreement to implement these restrictive measures that will be done by the technical bodies of the Council,” Borrell added.

Source: EU to impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s poisoning | New Europe