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Josep Borrell: EU and Russia Willing to Develop Ties Despite Controversies

The European Union’s top diplomat Josep Borrell said during a visit to Moscow on Friday that the bloc’s ties with Russia were under “severe strain” following the arrest and imprisonment of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
“Our relationship is indeed in a difficult moment,” Borrell said at the start of talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, adding that “certainly our relations are under severe strain and the Navalny case is a low point”.
His visit – the first to Russia by a top EU envoy since 2017 – has drawn criticism from some European capitals worried Moscow will spin it as evidence …read more

Source:: Novinite