RUSSIA PREPARED TO CUT TIES WITH EUROPEAN UNION IF SANCTIONS ARE IMPOSED OVER JAILING OF NAVALNY
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 13, 2021
Russia has said it is prepared to cut ties with the European union should the bloc follow through with a threat to impose punishing sanctions on Moscow as the row over Kremlin Critic Alexey Navalny escalates.
On Friday, the Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov said that Russia was ready to retaliate if the EU took punitive action.
Western Powers, along with thousands of Russian protesters have been calling for Navalny’s release from jail.
He was imprisoned after returning to Moscow last month having flown in from Berlin where he was treated following an alleged poisoning attack he blamed on Russian officials.