EU ‘Set To Sanction’ Four Russians Over Opposition Leader Navalny’s Jailing

Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny at a hearing in Moscow to consider an appeal against an earlier court decision to change his suspended sentence to a real prison term on February 20
RFE: EU 'Set To Sanction' Four Russians Over Navalny Jailing, Clampdown
EU foreign ministers are poised on February 22 to approve fresh sanctions on Russia over the jailing of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny and a crackdown on his allies.
Top diplomats from the EU’s 27 members gathered in Brussels are likely to use targeted measures against Russian individuals and institutions, such as asset freezes and visa bans, under the bloc's newly created sanctions instrument to punish human rights violators.
Update #1: EU agrees to plan sanctions against Russia — sources (DW) Update #2: EU foreign ministers agree to prepare Russian sanctions, diplomats say (Reuters)
WNU Editor: Only four Russian officials are being sanctioned? This is just a slap on the wrist!Original Article

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