Navalny poisoning: EU imposes sanctions against FSB officers found by Bellingcat (photo)
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The EU publication notes that the Russian Federation has not responded to international calls for a thorough and open investigation into the assassination attempt on Navalny. In addition to Russian security officials, the list includes citizens of Syria and Iran.
Hristo Grozev, head of the Bellingcat investigative team, welcomed the fact that the European Union has imposed sanctions on all FSB officers involved in the poisoning of Russian opposition political figure Alexei Navalny. This was reported on Twitter.
The list of sanctioned persons includes FSB officers: Stanislav Makshakov, Oleg Tayakin, Alexei Alexandrov, Ivan Osipov, Konstantin Kudryavtsev, Alexei Krivoshchekov, Mikhail Shvets and Vladimir Panyaev.
Poisoning of Nanavalny
Aleksey Navalny was poisoned on August 20, 2020 with a nerve agent from the Novichok group. This conclusion was confirmed by the laboratories of Germany, France and Sweden, as well as the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
According to Navalny, a group of FSB officers, including doctors and chemists, tracked his movements for at least three years. And several times they tried to organize an assassination attempt, in one of the cases the wife of an oppositionist almost died.
The EU publication notes that representatives of the Russian Federation did not respond to international calls for a thorough and open investigation into the attempted assassination of Navalny.
In addition to the Russian security forces, citizens of Syria were included in the list. The European Union condemned the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army and the failure to comply with international obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention. The list also includes members of the Iranian law enforcement agencies involved in the murder of activist Mahsa Amini.