The EU began the procedure for adopting sanctions for the arrest of Navalny

The European Union has begun the procedure for adopting sanctions against the Russian Federation for the arrest of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, the dpa news agency reported on Monday, March 1, citing sources in EU diplomatic circles. According to them, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU countries began to launch a written procedure in accordance with the decision of the EU Council to impose sanctions,- DW reports.

So, on March 2, the agreed measures will most likely already be published in the Official Journal of the European Union and will thus come into force, sources in Brussels explained.

Apparently, the sanctions will fall under the Prosecutor General of Russia Igor Krasnov, the head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin, the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Alexander Kalashnikov and the head of the Russian Guard Viktor Zolotov.