The European Union must develop an effective sanctions policy that will force Russia to abandon its aggressive foreign policy towards its neighbors and force it to fulfill its international obligations towards other states and its citizens. This is the conclusion of the Estonian parliamentarians, according to the press service of the supreme legislative body.
The deputies adopted a special statement in which they called on the EU, in cooperation with the United States, Great Britain and other Western countries, to take measures against Russia’s “aggression”. What exactly is meant, the parliamentarians did not specify.
The text also notes that Moscow must release all those detained at illegal actions and “political prisoners”, as well as Alexei Navalny.
62 deputies voted “for” the statement, three “against”, one abstained. Another 28 did not vote, 7 were absent. A total of 101 parliamentarians work in parliament, Interfax specifies.
Recall that on January 17, Alexei Navalny returned to Russia after five months in Germany, where he was undergoing rehabilitation after poisoning. The politician was detained while passing the border control. Later, the Simonovsky Court of Moscow changed his suspended sentence to a real one – 3.5 years in a general regime colony – in the Yves Rocher case. In December 2014, Navalny and his brother Oleg were found guilty of embezzlement in this case. In total, Navalny will have to serve 2 years and 8 months, taking into account the time he spent under house arrest in 2014. On January 23 and 31, as well as on February 2, uncoordinated protests were held in Russian cities in support of the opposition leader and other political prisoners, during which protesters were massively detained.
Source: Росбалт by www.rosbalt.ru.
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