Category Archives: Navalny

Russian Spy Chief Says Navalny Poisoned By West; Siberian Police Disagrees

Sergei Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service

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EU Sanctions FSB Chief, Senior Kremlin Officials Over Navalny Poisoning

The European Union has slapped sanctions on senior Kremlin officials and the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, according to a decision published on the EU’s legal portal Thursday.  The EU banned travel and froze the assets of FSB chief Alexander Bortnikov, as well as President Vladimir Putin’s first deputy chief

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EU Agrees Russia Sanctions Over Navalny Poisoning

The EU on Wednesday agreed to impose sanctions on six people and one entity over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny with a Novichok nerve agent, diplomats told AFP. Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved sanctions after France and Germany proposed measures last week, saying Russia was responsible for the poisoning. In line with usual EU practice, those targeted

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Alexander Query: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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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

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Navalny’s poisoning: UK to take forward anti-Russian sanctions

According to Foreign Secretary Raab, the sanctions will concern people who are responsible for crime and who created Novichok The UK together with the international partners will promote the sanctions against the Russians involved in the poisoning of oppositionist Alexei Navalny as Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab stated. “The UK stands side by side with our German and French partners in our

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‘We Owe Nothing to Anyone’: Russia Rejects Watchdog’s Navalny Novichok Confirmation

Russia rejects the global chemical weapons watchdog’s findings of a Novichok-type nerve agent in Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s samples, Moscow’s envoy in the Hague-based organization said Tuesday. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said earlier Tuesday that Navalny’s blood and urine samples taken by its experts in Germany contained traces of a type of nerve agent with

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Watchdog Says Novichok-Type Nerve Agent Found in Navalny Samples

The global chemical weapons watchdog said on Tuesday that samples taken from Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who claims he was poisoned by the Kremlin, contained a Novichok-type nerve agent. The findings by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirm similar results by a military laboratory in Germany, where Navalny was treated in hospital, and labs in

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Commentary by the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Foreign Ministry in connection with statements by official representatives of the Federal Republic of Germany during the debates in the Bundestag

This article is translation from Russian, concerning the Navalny case from the Russian foreign ministry. Warning! Contains verbal diarrhea. In Germany, the degree of artificially inflated hysteria in the context of the situation around A. Navalny is not decreasing. This time, anti-Russian attacks were made during the debate in the Bundestag the other day. We noticed that when German politicians of

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Germany refuses to allow Russian consul to visit Navalny

Russia believes that hysteria is artificially inflated around the situation with opposition leader Germany has denied Russia consular access to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is recovering from a poisoning. This is reported by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Russia believes that hysteria around the situation with Navalny is being artificially inflated. The Russian Foreign Ministry reacted to

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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

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Kremlin Says Navalny Charges Against Putin ‘Unacceptable’

The Kremlin on Thursday accused opposition leader Alexei Navalny of working with the CIA and making “groundless and unacceptable statements” after he claimed President Vladimir Putin had orchestrated his poisoning with Novichok. “I assert that Putin is behind this act, I don’t see any other explanation,” the anti-corruption campaigner told Der Spiegel in his first published interview since being discharged

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No Novichok here

10:51 am, September 28, 2020 Source: Meduza Pro-Kremlin pundit broadcasts from hotel room where Navalny was poisoned to ‘prove’ that it couldn’t have happened there. During Sunday’s episode of his television show Vesti Nedeli, pro-Kremlin pundit and state media executive Dmitry Kiselyov visited the Tomsk hotel where opposition figure Alexey Navalny stayed the night before he became violently ill from severe poisoning. In a bid to

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Russia Accuses Germany of Refusing to Cooperate on Navalny Medical Probe

Russia on Friday accused Germany of refusing to cooperate with it to establish the cause of opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s illness as he continues to recover in Berlin. The 44-year-old lawyer and anti-corruption campaigner collapsed on a flight to Moscow from Siberia in what his allies say was a state-sanctioned poison attack. He was discharged from a hospital in Berlin this

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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

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Update: Navalny’s Team Says Water Bottle With Traces Of Novichok Found In His Hotel Room In Tomsk

September 17, 2020 09:20 GMT UPDATED September 17, 2020 14:57 GMT By RFE/RL’s Russian Service Associates of Aleksei Navalny say traces of the nerve agent used to poison the Russian opposition politician were found on a water bottle in the hotel room he was staying in in the Russian city of Tomsk. Navalny, 44, felt unwell while on a plane on his way from

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‘In Russia, it’s either Putin or Navalny’

3:41 pm, September 16, 2020 Source: Meduza ‘New People’ party leader Alexey Nechayev on the recent elections, building coalitions, and changing the system from the inside. Alexey Nechayev, the founder of the beauty and apparel company Faberlic, is the leader of “New People” — a newly established political party, which managed to win seats in four regional parliaments during the September

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French, Swedish Labs Confirm Navalny’s Novichok Poisoning, Germany Says

Three labs have independently confirmed that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent, Germany said Monday, renewing calls for Russia to explain the incident. Germany said earlier this month it had “unquestionable proof” that Navalny, 44, was poisoned with Novichok when he fell ill after boarding a flight in Siberia on Aug. 20. Navalny was flown

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Salisbury all over again

There are numerous parallels to draw, and the pro-Kremlin media has scrambled in an attempt to draw as many as possible. In a striking case of déja vu, pro-Kremlin media is seeking to muddy the waters surrounding the suspected poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny just like it did in 2018 with the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal. The similarities between disinformation messages spread during both incidents are clear: in both cases, the poisonings were described as external provocations, staged by the West or by Britain to impose sanctions and create anti-Russian propaganda. Pro-Kremlin media also presents the poisonings as a sign of domestic political struggle

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