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EU information: Prime bloc diplomat on verge of resignation after Russia journey ‘humiliation’ | World | Information

2021-02-23 09:25:00

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Estonian MEP Riho Terras is one in every of greater than 70 MEPs who’re calling for Josep Borrell’s resignation after his journey to Russia was broadly criticised as a “humiliation”. Mr Borrell’s go to was marred by a spiteful press convention with him and Russia’s Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov the place the Russian known as the EU an “unreliable companion” and condemned them for his or her help of opposition chief Alexei Navalny. Mr Terras forecast the strain being placed on the highest EU diplomat and the backlash he has confronted will push him into resigning.

Chatting with France 24, Riho Terras was requested: “You did not mince phrases after that journey by Mr Borrell to Moscow, you continue to calling for his resignation?”

Mr Terras replied: “After all, he has misplaced his naivety at this time however the entire journey was naive and a humiliation for European Union.

“Due to this fact I’m certain that even he has modified his views a bit, I believe. 

“After that form of humiliation, each respectable particular person will step down, himself. 

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“However I’m glad that that European Ministers of Overseas Affairs understood the present scenario after which now we have now deliberate sanctions in opposition to some individuals in Russia, which hurts them essentially the most.”

In a Euronews interview, Mr Terras known as the assembly a “catastrophe” and signed a letter, alongside 73 different MEPS, calling for Mr Borrell’s resignation. 

It was throughout Mr Borrell’s journey that three EU diplomats have been banished from Russia because of the worsening relationships between the 2 actors. 

The EU has enforced human rights sanctions in opposition to 4 Russian officers for his or her function within the imprisonment of Alexei Navalny. 

Navalny recovered and selected to return to Russia in January however was shortly arrested for breaching the phrases of his suspended sentence. 

He was jailed for 3 years which ignited massive protests throughout Russia and widespread condemnation from the worldwide neighborhood. 

The EU and UK have condemned the nation for Navalny’s imprisonment. 



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