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new sanctions planned by the EU are “illegal” says Moscow – RT in english

Russia expressed disappointment on February 22 after the European Union’s decision to initiate new sanctions against it over the Navalny affair. It also disputes their legality.

In a statement released on February 22, the Russian Foreign Ministry ruled that the new sanctions approved by the European Union against Russia were “illegal” and were a cause for disappointment.

Earlier, the member states of the European Union unanimously approved new sanctions against Moscow, following a meeting between the 27 foreign ministers. In particular, four Russian officials – whose identities have not yet been revealed – must be subject to these sanctions.

“The decision adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council on February 22 under a convoluted pretext to prepare new illegal and unilateral sanctions against Russian citizens is disappointing,” laments Moscow.

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