Germany says Russia may face additional EU sanctions over Navalny jailing

Germany warns that Russia may face further EU sanctions over the jailing of opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

“After this ruling, there will now also be talks among EU partners. Further sanctions cannot be ruled out,” says Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert.

Nevertheless, he tells reporters the government had not changed its position in support of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Russia.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands in a class cage during a hearing in the Moscow City Court in Moscow, Russia, February 2, 2021. (Moscow City Court via AP)
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