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EU leaders to discuss measures against Russia in response to Moscow’s sanctions, - French MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Secretary of State for European affairs of the French government Clément Beaune, France at the meeting of the leaders of the European leaders will stress “the need to adhere to the solid line” regarding Moscow
13:03, 5 May 2021

Clément Beaune
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A summit of EU leaders will be held in late May. There will be considered options for appropriate measures against Russia. The Secretary of State at the French Foreign Ministry Clément Beaune said this on May 4 during a speech at the National Assembly, as political and parliamentary news channel LCP reported on Twitter.

"At the EU summit, which will be attended by President Macron in late May, we will advocate the need to adhere to this firm line and consider all possible options," Beaune said.

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In his opinion, Russia's response to European sanctions was disproportionate. He also reminded that France had repeatedly stated that the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was unacceptable.

Earlier, EU summoned Russian ambassador over sanctions against European officials. Russia on Friday banned European Parliament President David Sassoli, European Commission Vice President Věra Jourová and six other European officials from entering the country in retaliation for EU sanctions on Russians.

Earlier, Sweden summoned Russia's ambassador to Stockholm, denouncing Moscow for sanctioning European Union officials including a Swedish researcher.

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