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UK imposes sanctions on 7 Russian FSB residents over Navalny poisoning

19:29, 20 August 2021
UK imposes sanctions on 7 Russian FSB residents over Navalny poisoning

The UK imposed a new sanction against 7 officials of FSB (Federal Security Service) who presumably had been  involved in Russian opposition Alexey Navalny poisoning one year ago.


The assets of Russian Security Service members will be frozen, Reuters reports.

All these people were "directly responsible for planning or carrying out the poisoning of Alexey Navalny”, according to the UK government.

It is the second package of sanctions by the UK over the Navalny case. Last year six Russian officials were sanctioned in this case as well.

Alexey Navalny was poisoned on 20 August 2020. The Russian politic was allegedly intoxicated by “Novichok”.

The UK and US accused Russian leaders and declared that the poisoning was planned by the FSB. The Russian side, in its turn, denied all accusations.

Later, Alexey Navalny was imprisoned in 2021 over parole violations for his 2014 conviction.