19 ianuarie 2021

Arrest of Alexei Navalny: Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell at the EP debate


Check against delivery!Ms President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament,The arrest, on live TV, of the Russian opposition politician Mr Alexei Navalny upon his return to Moscow last Sunday is unacceptable, both to Europe and also to the international community which believes in the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.Yesterday, I issued, on behalf of the European Union, a declaration with a clear message that we condemn the arrest of Mr Navalny and that we stand in [...]