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Russia "Ready" To Cut EU Ties If Bloc Moves On Putin Inner Circle Sanctions

•, by Tyler Durden

According to the latest, "Three European diplomats told Reuters on Thursday the EU was likely to impose travel bans and asset freezes on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, possibly as soon as this month."

The imminent punitive measure comes after last week Russia expelled diplomatic personnel from the German, Swedish, and Polish embassies over accusations they were stoking 'unauthorized' pro-Navalny protests across various Russian cities. Adding insult to injury, the EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell was on an official visit to meet with officials in Moscow at that very moment, which caused deep embarrassment given he wasn't so much as informed of the action to ban the European diplomats.