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World EU issues travel ban and asset freeze for six Russians allegedly involved in Navalny poisoning

07:25  16 october  2020
07:25  16 october  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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image captionAlexei Navalny in Berlin with wife Yulia and son Zakhar. The EU has imposed sanctions on six senior Russian officials and a chemical Those targeted by EU travel bans and asset freezes include Federal Security Service (FSB) chief Alexander Bortnikov and two deputy defence ministers.

Alexei Navalny in a German hospital in September. Figures from the Kremlin, Russia ’s defence ministry and domestic intelligence agency will be subject to travel bans and asset freezes after international experts concluded that Mr Navalny had been targeted with a novichok nerve agent.

The European Union announced sanctions on a group of top Russian officials who they claim had a hand in the poisoning of anti- Vladimir Putin dissident Alexei Navalny.

Alexei Navalny holding a microphone © Provided by Washington Examiner

In a statement released by the Council of the European Union, the multi-national group said it had levied travel restrictions and an asset freeze on six individuals and one entity connected to what they called an "assassination attempt" on Navalny.

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The European Union and Britain imposed sanctions Thursday on six Russians and one organization over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny . The sanctions consist of a travel ban to the EU and an asset freeze .

The European Union blacklisted six people in Russia allied to President Vladimir Putin as Russian government calls move a ‘deliberately unfriendly step’. Alexei Navalny and Vladimir Putin. The targets of the EU asset freezes and travel bans imposed on Thursday include Aleksandr Bortnikov

"The Council today imposed restrictive measures against six individuals and one entity involved in the assassination attempt on Alexei Navalny, who was poisoned with a toxic nerve agent of the 'Novichok' group on 20 August 2020 in Russia."

Navalny, who rose to political prominence in Russia through his dogged criticism of the Kremlin, became ill during an August flight to Moscow and fell into a coma from which he woke on Sept. 7 in a German hospital that he had been flown to by the non-governmental organization Cinema for Peace.

German doctors assessing Navalny claim he was poisoned by a toxic nerve agent, but Russian officials have refused to accept blame for his mysterious illness.

Navalny team says nerve agent found on Russian hotel room water bottle

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The European Union is poised to blacklist six people and one entity in Russia over the attempted murder of opposition leader Alexey Navalny . As Bloomberg notes, this is just the latest incident involving the EU and Russia , stretching back to Moscow's annexation of Crimea back in 2014.

On October 15th, the European Council decided to sanction individuals in Russia in relation to the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny . “The adopted restrictive measures consist of a travel ban to the EU and an asset freeze for individuals, and an asset freeze for the

In a statement released following the sanctions, the U.K. Foreign Ministry said the punishment was fair and called on Kremlin officials to open an investigation into the poisoning of Navalny.

“Today’s asset freezes and travel bans significantly punish Russia’s reckless and malign behaviour,” the U.K. Foreign Office said in a statement. “The UK and its partners have agreed that there is no plausible explanation for Mr. Navalny’s poisoning, other than Russian involvement and responsibility. Russia must hold a full and transparent investigation into the poisoning of one of its citizens on its soil with a banned chemical weapon."

Tags: News, Alexei Navalny, Russia, Putin, Vladimir Putin, European Union

Original Author: Spencer Neale

Original Location: EU issues travel ban and asset freeze for six Russians allegedly involved in Navalny poisoning

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