Moscow ‘disappointed’ with Brussels ‘pressing dysfunctional sanctions button’ as EU prepares new blacklist over Navalny’s jailing

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Russia has expressed “disappointment” with the EU plan to slap new sanctions on Moscow over the imprisonment of activist blogger Alexey Navalny, with the foreign ministry calling the move political and unrelated to human rights.

The EU has “missed yet another opportunity to review its … approach to relations with Russia” that is currently based on “sanctions and pressure,” Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, in a statement following a summit of the bloc’s foreign ministers.

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