Relations between the European Union and Russia have been governed by economic sanctions since the occupation of Crimea.
Of the European Union and monitoring relations with Russia became more complex in the wake of EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell’s visit to Moscow.
After the trip, Borrell estimates that Russia is emerging as an authoritarian state. On Monday, the position was shared by EU foreign ministers. They decided to prepare for new personal sanctions. They are the result of the imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the violence of the security machinery against protesters who supported Navalny.