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More EU sanctions against Russia 'not ruled out' over Navalny jailing: Berlin

'After this ruling, there will now also be talks among EU partners. Further sanctions cannot be ruled out,' said Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert

AFP , Wednesday 3 Feb 2021
Alexei Navalny
A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, February 2, 2021. REUTERS
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Germany warned Wednesday that Russia may face further EU sanctions over the jailing of opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

"After this ruling, there will now also be talks among EU partners. Further sanctions cannot be ruled out," said Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert.

Nevertheless, he told reporters the government had not changed its position in support of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Russia.

 

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