The New Paper

October 16, 2020

EU sanctions Russian officials over Navalny poisoning

The EU announced sanctions against six Russian officials and one state research agency over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Navalny fell ill during a flight in September, and was later confirmed to have been poisoned with Novichok (a Soviet-era nerve agent). The sanctions prevent all six men from traveling to the EU and freeze any assets under EU jurisdiction.

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