Russia continues opposition crackdown as Navalny faces new trial, EU top diplomat visits Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei #Navalny faces another trial on Friday, but remains defiant after being sentenced to almost three years of prison for parole violations, the anti-corruption campaigner calling for supporters to “fight fear” and ‘free” #Russia “from a handful of thieves in power”. This comes as Russian authorities pursue their crackdown on opposition supporters, and as EU’s top diplomat Josep #Borrell arrived in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.