Contents tagged with Navalny

  • Kremlin justifies Navalny’s torture as prison discipline

    The fact that Alexei Navalny is woken once an hour in the penal colony is a system of maintaining discipline in correctional institutions, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

    According to him, it’s not the responsibility of the Presidential Administration to comment on these issues.

    "This, more likely, has to do with the system of maintaining discipline and order in correctional institutions," Peskov said. "The various ways, I would say, of maintaining discipline …

  • EU prepares new sanctions against Russia

    Ambassadors of the 27 EU member states have agreed on new sanctions against individuals, including Russian citizens, responsible for human rights violations, reported TASS, citing its source in the delegation of one of the European countries in the EU Council.

    "Permanent representatives have tentatively agreed on a new blacklist over human rights violations, which includes individuals from different countries, including China, Libya and Russia," he said. According to the diplomat, it is …

  • U.S. and EU slam sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s prosecution

    The U.S. and the European Union, after almost a month and a half of deliberations, decided on retaliatory measures in connection with the poising of the Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny. Navalny was poisoned in the summer with the Novichok nerve agent and was sentenced to 3 year in penal colony after returning to Russia from Germany.

    Almost every top official of the Russian security agencies came under personal sanctions with freezing of assets and visa bans.

    The head of the …

  • EU prepares to impose sanctions on Russia over Navalny’s prosecution

    The European Council may impose new sanctions against the Russian authorities in connection with the persecution of Alexei Navalny, said the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn.

    According to him, the new measures should be legally indisputable and directed against officials from Russian law enforcement agencies.

    Asselborn noted that during his tenure, the crisis in relations between Russia and the EU has never been so deep. The Minister believes that Alexei …

  • Putin: Navalny used COVID-19 pandemic to fuel protests in Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the protests in support of Alexei Navalny began because of the accumulated dissatisfaction of the Russians due to the pandemic.

    "As for the fact that people went out to protests, also not only because of this individual [Navalny], yes, you're probably right. It is. You know what's going on, because this individual is taking advantage of it right now, just when in all countries of the world, including ours, people experience fatigue, accumulated …

  • Lithuania rejects Russia's request to detain Navalny’s ally

    Lithuanian authorities refused to detain Leonid Volkov, the head of the network of regional headquarters of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was put by Russia on the interstate wanted list, reports Delfi with reference to the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis.

    "The use of the international arrest warrant instruments against the opposition, in fact, discredits Russia's participation in these instruments," the Foreign Minister said.

    The Lithuanian Interior Minister, …

  • Germany, Sweden and Poland expel Russian diplomats

    The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared persona non grata one of the employees of the Russian Embassy in Berlin, announced the representative of the German Foreign Ministry on Monday, February 8. According to him, this step was a response of the German government to the expulsion of one of the employees of the German Embassy in Moscow and diplomats of other EU countries.

    The German Foreign Ministry spokesman called Moscow's decision "unjustified" and noted that the German diplomat …

  • Doctor who treated Navalny after poisoning dies suddenly in Russia

    Deputy Chief physician of the Omsk Emergency Hospital, Sergei Maksimishin has suddenly died.

    Maksimishin was the first doctor who provided primary medical care to Russian opposition leader Navalny after his poisoning.

    The hospital reported that the deputy chief physician for anesthesiology and resuscitation of the Intensive Care Hospital No.1, assistant of the Department of Omsk State Medical University, Ph.D. Sergey Maximishin Sergey "suddenly died" at the age of 56.

    The cause of death has …

  • Russia expels three EU diplomats for attending rallies in support of Navalny

    Three European diplomats must leave the territory of Russia, as they attended the rallies in support of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, said the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    These are employees of the consulates of Sweden and Poland in St. Petersburg and the German Embassy in Moscow who allegedly attended the rallies in support of the Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said that it considers the actions of diplomats "unacceptable and such that do not …

  • U.S. prepares sanctions against Russia over Navalny’s sentence

    The U.S. will prepare a package of sanctions against Russia in connection with the case of Alexei Navalny, who was poisoned in August with Novichok nerve agent and on Tuesday sent to the penal colony for 2 years and 8 months, said Republican Senator Mitt Romney, who represents Utah and is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

    "Strong leaders don’t have to jail adversaries to maintain power. First, Alexei Navalny was poisoned, and when unsuccessful, the Putin regime has now jailed him …