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Top EU envoy to visit Russia as bloc weighs sanctions

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell will visit Moscow early next month to press the Kremlin on the arrest of Alexei Navalny, with the bloc weighing fresh sanctions, European diplomats say.

“Borrell will go to Moscow in early February to deliver a clear message from the EU,” a senior diplomat tells AFP, despite earlier calls from several member states for the trip to be scrapped.

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