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Borrell says Russia's sanctions will not prevent the European Union from supporting democracy

Borrell says Russia’s sanctions will not prevent the European Union from supporting democracy

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The head of diplomacy in the European Union, Josep Borrell, said that Russia’s sanctions against European authorities will not prevent the European Union “from bringing to justice those responsible for human rights violations.”

Last Friday (30), site Russian Foreign Ministry It published a list of eight European Union citizens banned from entering Russia. In particular, the list includes the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, as well as the Vice President of the European Commission for European Values ​​and Transparency, Vera Yurova.

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European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, during a press conference in Brussels

According to the Russian chancellery, this measure was taken in response to the restrictive measures imposed by the Council of the European Union on 2 and 22 March. Against six Russian citizens.

“The Russian move will not prevent the European Union from continuing to support human rights, democracy and international law, and hold accountable those responsible for human rights violations,” Borrell said in a statement issued on Saturday.

The head of European diplomacy also condemned the “decision of the Russian Federation to prevent eight European Union citizens from entering Russian territory” and expressed his full solidarity with The defendants who fell in penalties Russian.

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