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Visiting the EU international ministers: Julija Navalnaya on Monday alongside EU international coverage chief Josep Borrell
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As of Monday afternoon, practically 400 arrests had been reported by human rights activists in Russia. The EU international ministers are threatening sanctions and asserting that they’ll proceed to help Russian civil society.

Dhe international ministers of the European Union expressed their “indignation” in Brussels on Monday over the dying of Putin critic Alexei Navalnyj in Russian custody. A joint assertion mentioned “the ultimate responsibility lies with Putin and the Russian authorities.” They demanded that Russia should permit an “independent and transparent investigation” into the circumstances of the dying. The EU stands able to impose additional prices on the Russian management for its actions, together with sanctions. The member states need to put a thirteenth sanctions bundle into drive on the second anniversary of the assault on Ukraine on February twenty fourth. However, Hungary's approval for that is nonetheless lacking.

Thomas Gutschker

Political correspondent for the European Union, NATO and the Benelux international locations primarily based in Brussels.

On Monday afternoon, the widow Julija Navalnaya spoke to the EU international ministers. The international affairs consultant Josep Borrell had invited her to the Council in Brussels. “Vladimir Putin and his regime will be held accountable for the death of Alexei Navalny,” the Spaniard mentioned afterwards. As Navalnaya mentioned, “Putin is not Russia and Russia is not Putin.” Russian civil society and unbiased media will proceed to be supported.