EU set to agree sanctions over Russia, Myanmar crackdowns


The European Union looks set to impose further sanctions on Russia over the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and on Myanmar over the military's recent coup. – EPA pic, February 22, 2021.

EU foreign ministers are expected today to back sanctions against those behind Russia’s crackdown on Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his supporters, as well as targeting Myanmar’s military for its coup.

The top diplomats from the 27-nation bloc met in Brussels for a full agenda of talks that will also include a wide-ranging video conference with new US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.


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