The EU’s plans to impose new sanctions against Russia due to the situation with Alexei Navalny are illogical and run counter to European achievements in the field of human rights protection, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on the air of Vremya Pokazhet on Channel One.
Zakharova recalled the statement by the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell that the decision on sanctions against Moscow was consolidated following his visit to Russia, TASS reports.
“This is generally beyond any logic. As soon as the logic disappears, respectively, we are dealing with an absurd story played out in advance, with an information campaign scenario. But this is all a humiliation, first of all, of the EU – the unification of countries with an ancient history, with a rich culture, with economic achievements, with achievements in the field of human rights – with the very human rights to which the EU has always given true, real attention, without turning it into a circus what are they making him do now,” Zakharova said.
Earlier, the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said that within a week Brussels would introduce new sanctions against Russia in connection with the arrest of Navalny. EU foreign ministers have already agreed on a list of the heads of some of Russia’s security forces against whom sanctions will be applied.