23rd Mar 2023


EU preparing Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

The EU will impose sanctions on Russia over its alleged poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny as soon as the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague confirms German evidence of the crime, German foreign minister Heiko Maas has said. "There will be a clear answer from the EU ... I am convinced that there will be no avoiding sanctions," Maas told the news agency Saturday.

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How much can we trust Russian opinion polls on the war?

The lack of Russian opposition to the Russo-Ukrainian War is puzzling. The war is going nowhere, Russian casualties are staggering, the economy is in trouble, and living standards are declining, and yet polls indicate that most Russians support the war.

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