6/16, 1:54 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Borrell presents new EU approach to Russia

European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell remarked on Wednesday that the bloc has adopted a new approach to Russia based on the principles of "counteract, contain, interact."

Borrell explained Brussels's goals are to prevent violations of human rights in Russia and of Ukraine's territorial integrity, "restrain Russia's attempts to undermine European interests," but also to work with Moscow "on several strategic objectives" and "intensify contacts between people."

The EU recently criticized Russia over its decision to classify Alexey Navalny-led organizations as "extremist groups," describing it as "the most serious effort to date by the Russian government to suppress the independent political opposition and anti-corruption investigations."

Breaking the News / JR