: :inin Kyiv (EET)

EU ponders future of gloomy ties with Russia

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union officials on Monday pondered the future of the bloc’s troubled relations with Russia amid deep concern that their large eastern neighbor sees democracy as a threat and wants to distance itself further from the EU.

The state of ties took a turn for the worse on Friday after Russia said that it was expelling diplomats from Sweden, Poland and Germany, accusing them of attending a rally in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most high-profile political foe.

Beyond its diplomatic repercussions, the decision was as a slap in the face for the EU …read more

Source:: KXAN


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