EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials

European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to impose sanctions on top Russian officials following the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a decision that was hastened by a tense trip to Moscow by the chief EU diplomat earlier this month, The Washington Post informs.

The asset freeze and travel ban were intended to send a message to the Kremlin after Navalny was sentenced to 2½ years in prison this month, EU diplomats said. Russian authorities accused Navalny of failing to report to parole officers last year after he was nearly killed in a nerve agent attack that he says was directed by Russian leaders. He had a suspended sentence from a 2014 embezzlement conviction that he deemed politically motivated.

 

3555 views





Populars