Russian Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov, commenting on the EU’s decision to expand personal sanctions against Russia, promised that the destructive actions of Brussels would not remain without an appropriate response from Moscow.
“In the event of further destructive actions by the European Union, Russia will not sit idly by, but will find appropriate ways and methods of influencing the situation. You can call this an asymmetric response, you can somehow differently, but, of course, such actions will not remain without consequences, “he said on the air of the Russia 24 TV channel.
At the same time, Chizhov recalled that Russia has never been the initiator of restrictions and freezing of relations with the EU.
On February 22, the foreign ministers of the EU countries agreed on the expansion of sanctions against Russia against persons who, according to Brussels, are “responsible for the conviction of Alexei Navalny.”
The Russian Foreign Ministry called “constantly sounding unlawful and absurd demands for the” release “of a Russian citizen who was convicted of economic crimes by a Russian court on the territory of our country in accordance with Russian law” categorically unacceptable. “