EU says very concerned about Russian arrests

FILE PHOTO: High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell speaks during a joint statement with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (not pictured), ahead of a meeting at the EEAS in Brussels, Belgium, January 21, 2021. Stephanie Lecocq/Pool via REUTERS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's top diplomat said on Monday that the more than 3,000 people arrested across Russia on Saturday was of great concern and that EU foreign ministers would discuss their response in the next hours.

"We will deal with the worrying events in Russia," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said as he arrived for the meeting in Brussels.

(Reporting by Robin Emmott; editing by Foo Yun Chee)

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