Glad to see the EU Foreign Affairs Council host @Kasparov63.
Gary Kasparov has been one of the first to warn about Putin’s intentions and has advocated for the need to counter his imperial ambitions decisively.
May the EU Foreign Ministers listen to him today ever more closely pic.twitter.com/0lOdDgCqoQ
— Simone Rodan-Benzaquen (@srodan) February 20, 2023
This morning we had useful exchange with @Kasparov63, organised by @GLandsbergis.
🇭🇷 will surely not forget his vocal support for Croatian independence during the Homeland War in the 1990s. pic.twitter.com/PH8hvWymWH
— Gordan Grlić Radman (@grlicradman) February 20, 2023
— Didier Reynders (@dreynders) February 20, 2023
EU foreign ministers met with Garry Kasparov in Brussels on Monday at the initiative of Lithuania and Poland to discuss the activities of Russia’s opposition https://t.co/utpc37Ldio
— LRT English (@LRTenglish) February 20, 2023
This article is a reprint. You can read the original at Lithuanian Radio and Television.
“EU foreign ministers met with Garry Kasparov in Brussels on Monday at the initiative of Lithuania and Poland to discuss the activities of Russia’s opposition.
“The goal of this meeting is to hear directly from representatives of the Russian opposition what they are prepared to do to promote change in Russia and what kind of EU support for a democratic Russia would be the most useful,” Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said in a statement.
Kasparov is a former chess player and is now a prominent member of the Russian opposition.
According to the press release, the EU foreign ministers present at the meeting were interested to learn whether opposition figures who have fled can continue to have influence in Russia. They also wanted to know about initiatives to support Ukraine.
Foreign ministers from EU member statues are meeting in Brussels on Monday to agree on new sanctions for Russia and the supply of ammunition to Ukraine.”