The EU Committee of Permanent Representatives has approved sanctions against 6 individuals and one company due to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. This was announced by the Radio Liberty correspondent Rikard Jozwiak on Twitter.
"The EU ambassadors have given the green light to sanctions against six people and one company involved in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. The decision should be published in the EU Official Journal tomorrow," he wrote.
On August 20, while returning to Moscow from Tomsk, Alexei Navalny became ill during the flight, so the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk. The Russian oppositionist was hospitalized in serious condition. On August 21, Omsk doctors allowed the politician to be transported to Germany. He underwent treatment at the German clinic "Charite". On September 22, the Russian oppositionist was discharged from the hospital.
The fact that Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent from the Novichok group was first confirmed by a German military laboratory, and later - by laboratories of two more countries - France and Sweden.
On September 17, the European Parliament voted for a resolution on sanctions against the Russian Federation in connection with the poisoning of Navalny.
The Russian politician Navalny himself said that the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin was personally involved in his poisoning.