Russian-speaking Twitter users have joined the "Yavgroup" action and offer the European Union to include them in the sanctions list in the "Navalny case." Sanctions against several Russians were imposed this week by the European Union and the United Kingdom.
The hashtag "javgroup" came out on top on Twitter. This is how thousands of users express their negative attitude towards the new absurd EU sanctions in the "Navalny case" and urge to include themselves in these sanctions lists. In particular, as journalist Dmitry Steshin writes, "fellow citizens themselves are added to the sanctions lists named after Alexy Navalny." "A flash mob has been launched on the web for the #yavgroup. Navalny did not want such fame, not that ...", Steshin sneers.
Many of the users add their own photos to the messages with the image of the slogans "Navalny is a CIA agent", as if calling on the EU to more actively include them in the sanctions lists.
At the end of this week, the EU and the UK imposed sanctions on six Russians and a scientific institute in connection with what happened to Alexei Navalny. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has already promised a mirror response, while Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that EU sanctions against Russians would receive a proper response from the Russian side.