British press ridiculed anti-Russian EU sanctions for Navalny


On Monday 22 February, the EU finally took sanctions against Russia for imprisoning Russian blogger and opposition leader Alexei Navalny. However, Brussels limited itself only to personal sanctions against four Russian officials who were involved in Navalny's getting a real term.


The move was supposed to set the tone for future EU interactions with violent regimes. Instead, he highlighted the weaknesses of a split alliance

- the British newspaper The Times ridiculed the foreign policy initiatives of Brussels.

According to the British, changes policy The Kremlin with regard to the position of Brussels or Washington should be expected only in September this year on the eve of the elections to the State Duma, when the Russian authorities will be ready for a new wave of demonstrations in support of Navalny. Meanwhile, intra-European divisions and ambiguity of the common position may play into the hands of Putin.

Experts from The Times believe that Moscow may receive the most sensitive blow if the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is closed. But many in Europe are trying to soften the collective West's sanctions policy. For example, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who generally supported the measures taken by Brussels, believes that sanctions should not interfere with dialogue with Russia.
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  1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
    Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 23 February 2021 17: 43
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    that Moscow could receive the most sensitive blow if the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is closed

    This is really funny!
    You cannot close something that has not yet been opened, and it is not known when it will be opened.
    I am sure that one person out of 10000 average citizens of Russia who has heard something about Nord Stream will not even be able to say why he needs it?
    1. chemyurij Offline chemyurij
      chemyurij (chemyurij) 23 February 2021 18: 22
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      Quote: Captain Stoner
      that Moscow could receive the most sensitive blow if the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is closed

      This is really funny!
      You cannot close something that has not yet been opened, and it is not known when it will be opened.
      I am sure that one person out of 10000 average citizens of Russia who has heard something about Nord Stream will not even be able to say why he needs it?

      It's even funnier to write about something that you have no idea about.
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 23 February 2021 20: 41
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      I am sure that one person out of 10000 average citizens of Russia who has heard something about Nord Stream will not even be able to say why he needs it?

      Why are you talking about Russian citizens like that? If you yourself are dull, you should not judge people by themselves.

      r.s. Green berets are punitive and murderers of civilians. You would remove this shameful chevron from your avatar, do not disgrace yourself.
    3. Odessa Greek Offline Odessa Greek
      Odessa Greek (Greek) 23 February 2021 22: 12
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      Of course, it's funny, every second citizen of the former British Empire does not know why they need a grandmother-queen, in love with a flock of her corgi, but this does not mean that grandma will stop walking them at public expense in the garden of Buckingham Palace good
      1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 24 February 2021 19: 42
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        from the citizens of the former British Empire does not know why they need a grandmother queen,

        What is there to scribble about, if you had gone to a social studies lesson in the seventh grade of high school - it says that there is no grandmother queen in the British empire and never was citizens, but there were only subjects. I also put on glasses ...
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 24 February 2021 20: 01
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          uli (o) Tebenado... You should go wherever you are sending the person. The Greek said everything correctly. yes

          Quote: Odessa Greek
          ... every second citizen of the former british empire...
          1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 24 February 2021 21: 23
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            And you go there too.
            Nationals are in monarchies, citizens are in republics.
            1. isofat Offline isofat
              isofat (isofat) 24 February 2021 21: 37
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              Quote: Wikipedia
              British citizenship is a stable legal relationship of a person with the UK, expressed in the totality of mutual rights and obligations.

              Unlike most other states, in Great Britain, in addition to citizenship itself, there are a number of statuses that provide for certain civil rights and arose as a result of the collapse of the British Empire.

              Xuli (o) Tebenado, I don't even know where to send you?


              British Citizen - British citizen
              1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 24 February 2021 21: 44
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                All questions - to the authors of the textbook on social studies for the seventh grade of secondary school.
                1. isofat Offline isofat
                  isofat (isofat) 24 February 2021 21: 49
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                  Xuli (o) Tebenado... So this is about you - looking at a book, seeing a fig?
                  1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 24 February 2021 22: 21
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                    This is about you.
                    Where it says about Nord Stream 2 (in the book), you remember the British Empire (see a fig).
                    1. isofat Offline isofat
                      isofat (isofat) 24 February 2021 23: 03
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                      Quote: Xuli (o) Tebenado
                      This is about you. Where it says about Nord Stream 2 (in the book), you remember the British Empire (see a fig).

                      Xuli (o) Tebenado... I have not voiced my opinion about the article and its content yet. And you, who studied the seventh grade textbook, have problems. laughing
                      1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 25 February 2021 07: 52
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                        British citizen [ˈbrɪtɪʃ ˈsɪtɪzn] noun - British citizen, British citizen, British subject (british national, british subject)
                      2. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) 25 February 2021 12: 45
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                        Xuli (o) Tebenado... Finally! Now do you understand your mistake? wink
                      3. Xuli (o) Tebenado 25 February 2021 14: 37
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                        British Citizen - there is a translation option for "British citizen".
                        I do not observe any of my mistakes.
                        Finally, it's time for you to calm down and do other things than to climb into other people's bazaars.
                      4. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) 25 February 2021 14: 55
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                        Xuli (o) Tebenado... Your previous comment confirmed the legitimacy of another phrase with which you undertook to argue. But now you are a little smarter. I am glad that I contributed to this.

                        PS Don't thank, it was my pleasure to help you. hi
                      5. Xuli (o) Tebenado 25 February 2021 15: 58
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                        My previous comment is an excerpt from the dictionary.

                        And then. Pupils of the 7th grade do not yet know that later the British Empire collapsed (this is studied in the 9th grade), so the example of the British Empire as a classical monarchy with its subjects is most understandable to them. And the various countries of the British Commonwealth, formed after the collapse of the empire with their citizens, is generally an empty phrase for the seventh class.

                        Yes, do not forget to register an account with the nickname "Odessa Jew".
  • Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
    Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 24 February 2021 06: 39
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    Another insurer withdrew from Nord Stream 2
    The US State Department announced the refusal of another 15 companies from participating in the Russian-European project "Nord Stream-2". One of them is a German insurance company. A new package of sanctions came into force in January this year and concerns insurers

    https://www.rbc.ru/business/23/02/2021/6035120d9a7947c460528683
    Patriots! Awwwww! I threw you a new topic
  • Cherry Online Cherry
    Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 25 February 2021 15: 21
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    Do not take your fellow citizens for the round uncouth.
  • 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 23 February 2021 20: 42
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    There is already Biden puffed up, threatening ...
    Probably 5 people will fall under US sanctions.
  • Cherry Online Cherry
    Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 25 February 2021 15: 20
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    when the Russian authorities are ready for a new wave of demonstrations in support of Navalny.

    Ha ha! Wait! Nobody needs it now, and in the fall they will forget about it.