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Top EU diplomat to propose new sanctions against Russia

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BRUSSELS – European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Tuesday that the 27-nation bloc must take a firm stance in its future relations with Russia including through the use of new sanctions, in the wake of the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Borrell said that he will table proposals for such action when he chairs the next meeting of the bloc’s foreign ministers on Feb.

22. EU countries are divided in their approach to Russia and no member state has yet tabled a demand for such measures. “It will be for the member states to decide the next step, but yes, this could include sanctions.

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