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Denmark supports EU sanctions against Russia over Navalny poisoning

Source : 112 Ukraine

Copenhagen calls for a transparent investigation into this case
10:00, 10 October 2020

Evgeny Feldman

Denmark is going to join the European Union sanctions to be imposed against Russia over the poisoning of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny with a chemical agent from the Novichok group. This was announced by Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod on Friday, October 9, in Moscow at a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Deutsche Welle reports.

"We demand that a transparent, comprehensive, and thorough investigation be conducted to find out who has tried to kill Aleksei Navalny, so that no one goes unpunished," Kofod said.

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

Kofod added that Copenhagen condemns "in strongest possible terms, the assassination attempt on Navalny."

However, speaking about the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Kofod noted that Denmark is not a participant in this project, but adheres to international law in the matter of laying pipelines on its territory.

As it was reported earlier, the Danish Energy Agency has granted a permit to operate a section of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, subject to a number of conditions ensuring the safe operation of the pipelines. 

Commissioning can only be carried out if at least one of the pipelines has been tested, verified and the relevant conditions of the building and operating permits are met.

Related: Navalny poisoning: Germany threatens Russia with sanctions

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