Contents tagged with Navalny

  • Russian law enforcement agencies refuse to initiate criminal case into Navalny poisoning

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia has refused to open a criminal case under Article 355 of the Russian Criminal Code on the development, production and storage of banned chemical weapons in connection with the poisoning of oppositionist Alexei Navalny, reported lawyers of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation with reference to the response of the Investigative Directorate of the FSB.

    According to the FSB, there are no grounds for any "procedural decisions" because "other law …

  • Media: Russia continues development of Novichok poisons

    Russia has not only failed to destroy its chemical weapons, but it continues to develop and manufacture them for its special services, according to the joint investigation, which was conducted for more than a year, by the journalists from The Insider, Bellingcat, Spiegel and Radio Liberty.

    Journalists found out who makes the poisonous substances used in the attack on Skripals, the Bulgarian arms tycoon Gebrev and probably Alexei Navalny. In particular, the development of the nerve agent …

  • Putin claims he personally allowed to transport Navalny to Germany

    Speaking at the Valdai forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he personally allowed to transport Alexei Navalny to Germany. In addition, Putin stressed that if the Russian authorities wanted to poison the politician, it is unlikely that such permission would have been given, TASS reports.

    "Regarding the man you're talking about... in any case, if the authorities wanted to poison someone, they would hardly have sent him to Germany for treatment. Isn’t it so? As soon as this person's wife …

  • EU and UK impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s poisoning

    The European Union has imposed sanctions on six individuals and one Russian legal entity in connection with the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, reported the press service of the Council of the EU.

    Restrictive measures have been imposed on the director of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Alexander Bortnikov, the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration, Sergey Kiriyenko, and four other high-ranking Russian officials.

    EU sanctions have …

  • Russia threatens to sever ties with the European Union

    EU's leaders do not have enough respect to engage in dialogue with Russia, that is why it is time to renegotiate relations with the EU, stated Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking at the Valdai Discussion Club.

    According to him, "it is time for Russia to stop looking back at the opinion and assessments of the European Union."

    "These are people who are responsible for foreign policy in the West and they do not understand the need for mutually respectful conversation. Perhaps we …

  • France and Germany prepare sanctions against Russia over Navalny’s poisoning

    The governments of France and Germany are preparing to expand sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny with the military nerve agent Novichok, said French Foreign Ministry in a statement.

    This statement was preceded by the confirmation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) of the results of tests provided by the laboratories in Germany and France, which had previously found traces of this substance in Navalny’s body. …

  • Zelensky: Ukraine may join EU sanctions against Russia for Navalny’s poisoning

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Ukraine can join the sanctions against Russia for poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

    Zelensky noted that before making such a decision, he would like to see the details from the German side.

    "I would like us to hear the officials details from the German side, and then Ukraine will join the sanctions of our international partners," said Zelensky at the "Ukraine - EU" summit in Brussels, the online broadcast of which …

  • Navalny says Putin is behind his poisoning

    Prominent Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for his poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok. "I state that Putin is behind this crime, and I have no other version of what happened," he said in an interview with Der Spiegel magazine.

    Navalny stressed that he has no fear and intends to return to Russia. "My task now is to remain fearless. And I have no fear!" he said. Recalling the moment of poisoning, Navalny said, "You don't feel any pain, but …

  • Merkel: We call on Russia to investigate the attack on Navalny

    Germany is waiting for a response from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and will then discuss a possible response in Brussels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

    "This is not a bilateral case, it is a crime that took place on Russian territory, a violation of the convention on chemical weapons, so it is an international issue. We are waiting for the results from the OPCW and then we will discuss …

  • Russia demands Germany hand over data on Navalny poisoning within 10 days

    The Russian Permanent Mission to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) sent a note to its German counterparts demanding that all information on Alexei Navalny’s poisoning case be passed on, reported the mission’s press service.

    "On September 23, the Russian Permanent Mission sent a note to the German Permanent Mission to the OPCW with a demand to the German side to give us exhaustive information on Nanalny’s case, in particular, the results of analyses, biomaterials …