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EU to sanction Putin’s allies over Navalny by March summit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the EU an ‘unreliable partner’. (Reuters pic)BRUSSELS: The European Union is set to impose travel bans and asset freezes on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin in March, possibly in the run-up to an EU summit, after a meeting of envoys gave approval for punitive measures, diplomats said.
Reuters reported on Feb 11 that the sanctions, in response to the jailing of Putin’s main domestic critic Alexei Navalny, could be the first to be imposed under a new EU framework that was enacted in December and allows the bloc to take measures against human rights …read more

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