Russia threatens to sever ties with EU
Moscow: Russia has threatened to cut ties with the European Union if President Vladimir Putin is banned from traveling.
According to the World News Agency, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that in response to painful economic and travel sanctions, we are ready to sever ties with the European Union.
The Russian foreign minister’s statement came in response to a statement from European diplomats urging the European Union to impose travel bans and freeze assets on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies later this month. The same hint has been given by France and Germany.
Russia and the European Union have been at loggerheads over the arrest and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, with Russia demanding the release of EU foreign policy chief and diplomats from two European countries, including Germany She came to the country for deportation.