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Hungary Joins EU in Condemning Russia for Arrest of Alexei Navalny

Tamás Vaski 2021.01.19.

Hungary has joined the European Union in condemning Russia for the arrest of Alexei Navalny, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade told Index.

The Foreign Ministry said that the government’s position mirrors that of the European Council, which issued a resolution condemning the Russian government for arresting opposition leader Alexei Anatolyevich Navalny.

Navalny, leader of Russia of the Future, was arrested upon his return to Moscow, having been treated for poison in a Berlin hospital. He had been hospitalized due to an assassination attempt made on his life using poison of the “Novichok” group.

Due to the alleged politicization of the Russian judiciary, the European Union has said it will take the case into account when shaping its policy towards Russia, and calls upon Russian authorities to urgently investigate the assassination attempt.

FM Szijjártó: EU Proposal to Scrap Unanimity Requirement for Foreign Policy Decisions 'Dangerous'
FM Szijjártó: EU Proposal to Scrap Unanimity Requirement for Foreign Policy Decisions 'Dangerous'

A new European Union proposal under which the bloc’s foreign policy decisions would no longer require unanimous support from member states is “dangerous” from Hungary’s perspective and “completely goes against” the EU treaties, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said after meeting his EU counterparts in Luxembourg on Monday. The proposal “being forced on the bloc by […]Continue reading

In the featured photo: Alexei Navalny. Photo by MTI/EPA/Yuri Kochetkov