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Russia ‘ready’ for split from European Union if new sanctions imposed for Alexei Navalny imprisonment – ABC News

Speaking about Moscow’s willingness to rupture links with the EU, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia must increase its self-sufficiency to deal with potential…

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Russia is prepared for a split with the European Union if the EU imposes tough, new sanctions amid a dispute over the treatment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the nation’s Foreign Minister has warned.
Key points:

  • Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia must be ready for international “isolation”
  • EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has called for a firm European stance against Russia
  • Russia-EU relations have sunk to new lows after the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny

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