EU to hit more Russian officials with sanctions over Navalny

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers have agreed to impose new sanctions on Russia officials over the jailing of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who chaired their meeting Monday, says the sanctions should be finalized in about a week. The ministers also regret that Russia seems to see the 27-nation bloc as an adversary. Borrell says the ministers agree that “Russia is drifting towards an authoritarian state.” Earlier this month, a Moscow court sentenced Navalny to two years and eight months in prison for violating the terms of his probation while recuperating in Germany.