The EU has imposed sanctions on six high-ranking Russians, the leader of the opposition Aleksei Navalnyin due to poisoning. Among them is, among others, the head of the Russian security service FSB Aleksandr Bortnikov. He tells about it BBC.
– As Alexei Navalnyi was under control at the time of the poisoning, it is reasonable to conclude that the poisoning was possible only with the contribution of the National Security Service (FSB), the EU published on Thursday. in the document it is said.
The document also says that the poisoning of Navalny was possible only with the approval of the Russian president.
Germany and France have made it clear that the poison comes from a facility controlled by the Russian state. EU foreign ministers reached agreement on sanctions on Monday.
Other people subject to sanctions are the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Representative of the Siberian Administrative Region Sergei Menjailo, Deputy Defense Ministers Pavel Popov and Alexei Krivorutshko, and Putin ‘s close aides Andrei Jarin and Sergei Kirijenko.
According to the EU, the aim of sanctions is to prevent the use and proliferation of chemical weapons. The sanctions will therefore also target the Russian state chemical research center GosNiioht in Moscow, which the EU says is involved in the novich program.
Sanctions for “Putin’s chef”
Alexei Navalnyi, who became known for large-scale corruption revelations, lost consciousness on a flight to Siberia on August 20, after which he has been treated at a hospital in Berlin. Recovery is still underway, and Navalnyi is still in Berlin.
Separately, the EU imposed sanctions on a businessman known as “Putin’s chef” Jevgeni Prigozhinille. The nickname is canceled from a time when a company he owned provided food services to the Kremlin. The reason for the sanctions is to jeopardize peace in Libya by supporting a private military enterprise there.
Prigozhin has vowed to destroy Navalnyin, who has accused an affiliated company of supplying low-quality food to Moscow schools.
The most novel poisoning poisoning has been confirmed in turn by a group of German, French and Swedish experts and the UN Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Russia denies its involvement and also denies that Navalnyi was poisoned by a neurotoxin developed during the Soviet era. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrovin according to the EU does not understand what is meant by “the need for a dialogue of mutual respect”.
Russia has promised to repay the same amount.