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EU Sanctions 6 Russian Officials In Relation To Navalny’s Alleged Poisoning

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EU Sanctions 6 Russian Officials In Relation To Navalny's Alleged Poisoning

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On October 15th, the European Council decided to sanction individuals in Russia in relation to the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny.

Germany claimed that he was poisoned with Novichok, despite all evidence pointing otherwise.

“The adopted restrictive measures consist of a travel ban to the EU and an asset freeze for individuals, and an asset freeze for the entity,” the EU said in a statement.

The list includes two high level officials in the Presidential Executive Office, a director of the federal security service and two deputy ministers in the Russian defense ministry. The EU is also targeting the State Scientific Research Institute for Organic Chemistry and Technology.

The sanctioned individuals are the head of Russia’s security agency, FSB, Alexander Bortnikov and the chief of domestic policy in the Kremlin, a former prime minister, Sergei Kiriyenko.

Other names include deputy defence ministers Pavel Popova and Alexei Krivoryuchko, presidential envoy Sergei Menyailo and Kremlin official Andrei Yarin.

EU foreign ministers agreed on October 12th to impose the sanctions, following a push by France and Germany to freeze the assets of those suspected of involvement and ban them from traveling in Europe under sanctions to combat the use and spread of chemical weapons.

Earlier, MSM claim that tests conducted at labs designated by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed that Navalny was poisoned by a Novichok nerve agent. However that is untrue.

In fact, the OPCW’s designated laboratory deemed it inconclusive, and that an agent had been discovered which were “structurally similar” to Novichok, but not a sanctioned substance, and specifically not Novichok.

The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team and shared with the Federal Republic of Germany confirm that the biomarkers of the cholinesterase inhibitor found in Mr Navalny’s blood and urine samples have similar structural characteristics as the toxic chemicals belonging to schedules 1.A.14 and 1.A.15 that were added to the Annex on Chemicals to the Convention during the Twenty-Fourth Session of the Conference of the States Parties in November 2019. This cholinesterase inhibitor is not listed in the Annex on Chemicals to the Convention.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview on October 14th that “the Germans are not planning to provide any facts, despite all international and legal obligations. We respond in kind. This is diplomatic practice.”

Just a day earlier, Lavrov suggested that Moscow might even sever ties.

“We probably simply have to temporarily stop talking to those people in the West who are responsible for foreign policy and don’t understand the need for mutually respectful dialogue,” he said.

Lavrov specifically pointed at European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s recent statements ruling out a partnership with Russia, saying that scenario will play out if that’s what the EU wants.

“Russia wants to understand whether it’s possible to do any business with the EU in the current conditions,” Lavrov said at a foreign policy conference attended by experts in Moscow.

On October 13th, in a phone call between EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Borrell insisted that the EU “wishes to maintain open channels of communication with Russia and to enhance cooperation on issues of mutual interest,” according to a statement from Borrell’s office.

Borrell also underlined that Moscow “must do its utmost to investigate this crime thoroughly in full transparency and to fully cooperate” with the OPCW, and that the EU “will continue to defend its interests and values, including respect for international law and fundamental rights.”

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supremacyofnations

Conspirator, self hater, useful idiot. Let this guy be shown as what a traitor actively working with foreign, enemy (in their own words) governments against his own country looks like.

verner

let them keep him, russia should prohibit his return to russia and possibly threaten him with a charge of espionage and betrayal of the country and many many years in one godforsaken prison (I guess he’s already seen the inside of one or two for embezzlement and theft and so on) whoever could trust such a weasel.

occupybacon

Russia never takes such actions against anyone who oppose Kremlin. They just take drugs overdose or jump from windows.

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Laurent Parodi

The case is fake and ridiculous right from the start. The EU needs to save face so they went for some lame sanctions which do nothing. The so called EU elite has just shown the absolute joke they are.

Servet Köseoğlu

Sometimes ı can’t decide who is worse?Anti-vaxxers,flat-earthers or west-values fan-boying?if Russia was member of Eu,eu values fan-boys would already publish dozens of spy-novels to justify Putin…

rightiswrong rightiswrong

Russia should just print off a trillion Rubles, wipe their ass on it, and send it to Brussels.

When does the EU sanction Kiev for sending a civilian airliner into an active warzone?

IMHO

This is so much BS. Why would Russia poison this guy with the same poison that already failed to kill their supposed targets before. Can’t Russia find a poison that works? LOL.

johnny rotten

The bad Ruski should take lessons from the Americans, two shots in the head and declare him suicide, like Gary Webb so to speak, and nobody found a suicide with two shots to the head strange.

Dick Von Dast'Ard

Russia needs to deal with just one European voice.
It should close down all individual embassies of European syndicated states other than just one Eu one.

carlo cozzarin

Whoever drinks this sewage is an idiot or a liar
These ? politicians are traitors to Europe, its people, interests and institutions
They have to go behind bars, and not represent the European democracies
Navalny works for the CIA and his pure for MI6, the Russophobic terrorists who sow death, wars and terror around the world
They are also behind the covid19
The anglo-saxon-mission

RichardD

A lot of the people steering zioblock policy are criminally insane, compromised or afraid to stand up to the malevolents. Russia is being dealt a bad hand by self destrucrive miscreants obviously severely mismanaging their governments.

There’s only so much that you can accomplish under those circumstances. At which point containment becomes the go to approach. And moving ahead without them where they won’t reasonably cooperate the rational course of action.

Dick Von Dast'Ard

Both German and Dutch embassies within Russia must be now prime targets for full diplomatic furlough.

JIMI JAMES

Nothing,what will be something is when the queen takes britain the fk away from their undemocratic ways,
then the real effect begins for the insolvent eu/debt whore/fake deutchbongs and eventually eugeddon here we come,can’t wait!

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