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A Moscow court on Wednesday night outlawed the organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by labeling them extremist, the latest move in a campaign to silence dissent and bar Kremlin critics from running for parliament in September.
A former army chief says he and 50 other MEPs have put their signatures to a letter calling for the EU's Josep Borrell to quit.
The European Union's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, has said that Russia does not want a dialogue with Europe and has refused to rule out further sanctions on Moscow over the treatment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Moscow’s expulsion of three diplomats from EU countries last week prompts a coordinated tit-for-tat response from Germany, Poland and Sweden.
Russia on Friday expelled diplomats from three EU member states it accused of attending illegal protests in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, and pointedly ignored a public call by the EU’s top diplomat to free the opposition politician.
Moscow declares envoys from Sweden, Germany and Poland ‘persona non grata’ over alleged involvement in protests.
The Kremlin believes it can easily ride out nationwide protests over the arrest and jailing of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and is ready to authorise the use of more force against demonstrators if necessary, two sources close to it said.
A Russian court jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Tuesday, ignoring the West in a ruling the opposition politician blamed on President Vladimir Putin’s personal hatred and fear of him.
Decision to jail Kremlin critic likely to spur further protests and deepen a rift between Western powers and Russia.