The United States and the European Union jointly announced on Tuesday sanctions against senior Russian government officials in the case of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was arrested and jailed upon arrival in Moscow in January after being poisoned last year and seeking treatment in Germany.
Alexei Navalny, arrived Sunday in a region 200 kilometers east of Moscow to be admitted to a prison where he will serve his sentence. The Moscow public surveillance commission said in a statement that Alexei Navalny had been moved to an establishment of the Russian penitentiary services in the Vladimir region.
The US believes that Russia remains a threat to the existence of the United States and Europe despite the economic sanctions. The statement was made by the Head of the European Command of the US Armed Forces, Gen. Tod D. Wolters, at the Air Force Association forum. The forum takes place from February 24 to February 26.
This week, European Union High Representative Josep Borrell spoke at the conference organized by the US. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the conference was held in the online format. Recently, Mr. Borrell visited Russia and the topic of Alexey Navalny came up. It should be noted that Mr. Borrell did not meet with Mr. Navalny during his visit.
The European Union on Monday approved new sanctions against Venezuela and added 19 officials in the government of President Nicolás Maduro to its list of people subject to restrictive measures for their role in “acts and decisions that threaten democracy” in the country after the fraudulent elections held in December.
Russia has decided that Vladimir Putin’s main rival, Alexei Navalny should remain behind bars. International pressure and the request of the European Court of Human Rights that the politician be set free with immediate effect apparently fell on deaf ears as the Putin led administration failed to be convinced to free the Russian firebrand opposition politician.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday accused Western countries of using the country’s currently imprisoned opposition politician, Alexeï Navalny as part of Russia’s “containment policy.” “The stronger we become, the stronger the containment policy”, he argued.
Russia threatened to break ties with the European Union on Friday if it dares slam it with new sanctions. The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, assured that Moscow is ready to break relations with Brussels if the umbrella body, comprising of 27 member states, introduces new sanctions that cause risks in sensitive sectors of the Russian economy.
Social media has become the main source of political propaganda. According to Statista, the total number of active social media users has been steadily growing year-on-year in Russia, except for 2017, when the audience dropped significantly in volume across the country. By January 2020, there were 70 million active users of social media platforms in Russia.
Russia on Monday defended itself from widespread criticism for its decision to expel three European diplomats for allegedly participating in unauthorized protests in support of the country’s jailed opposition leader, Alexei Navalni. Their expulsion coincided with the visit to Moscow by Josep Borrell on Friday.
The Kremlin announced that three diplomats were ordered to leave Russia on February 5th after participating in protest. The diplomats expelled are from the Kingdom of Sweden, Republic of Poland and Germany. That was the date, whenand his team urged the public to take to the Russian streets and protest.
The pseudo-politician and convict, Alexei Navalny, was transported to the Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow on Friday. The hearing was regarding the case of Navalny defaming a Russian war hero and veteran. It should be noted that Mr. Navalny never served in the Russian military.
The government of Russia expelled three diplomats from Germany, Poland, and Sweden on Friday, owing to their alleged participation in one of the demonstrations held in recent weeks in favor of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Russia’s Foreign Ministry has claimed that diplomats participated in “illegal meetings” held on January 23.
Russian police arrested more than 3,000 people on Sunday during new demonstrations across the country to demand the release of the nation’s opposition chief, Alexei Navalny. Thousands of people ignored the government’s warnings and took to the streets of several Russian cities, from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg.
The Russian people took to the streets on Saturday in support of the arrested Russian blogger and Kremlin critic, Alexey Navalny. However, not everyone who attended the protests supported Mr. Navalny. Some are just tired of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, but they do not support Alexey Navalny.
The US and the EU have strongly condemned the violent repression of the Russian security forces against the demonstrators demanding the release of the country’s opposition chief Alexei Navalny. The brutal actions of the Russian security forces against the demonstrators who took to the streets across the country demanding the unconditional release of Navalny.
Alexey Navalny returned to Moscow on January 17. Upon arrival, he was detained by Russian law enforcement. On Monday, Mr. Navalny was taken to Khimki, a Moscow suburb, for a court hearing. The court provided accreditation to state media to be inside the hearing. Navalny’s media complained that their representatives were not allowed inside.
Alexei Navalny, a critic of the poisoned Kremlin in August last year, was arrested after landing this Sunday at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. Before, his flight had been diverted from Vnukovo airport, also in the capital, where he should have landed and where hundreds of his supporters were eagerly waiting to welcome him back home.
Russian police officers today detained several activists in who were scheduled to receive the nation’s opposition chief scheduled to arrive back in the country anytime in the course of the day. The arrests took place in St. Petersburg today as reported by a section of the country’s local media.
Renata Alt, a member of the German Bundestag for the Free Democratic Party, believes that it is time to offer political asylum to Russian opposition blogger Alexey Navalny. The offer comes on the heels of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announcing the launch of a criminal investigation against the Russian dissident.
Russian authorities opened a criminal case against a close ally of the country’s opposition politician, Alexei Navalny, on Friday in a case related to the dissident’s alleged poisoning. Lyubov Sobol, a leading voice for political opposition in Russia, was arrested earlier on Friday by police who broke into her Moscow home, Navalny said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin held an annual press conference on Thursday. One of the first questions was asked by the journalist from Magadan regarding the year 2020 being good or bad. President Putin replied that there were “pros and cons,” outlining the main issues and achievements of 2020, which include the Coronavirus pandemic.
Russian President Vladimir Putin brushed off allegations that the Kremlin was behind the recent alleged poisoning of his main opponent, Alexei Navalny. Instead, President Putin opined that if his government were keen on killing the opposition politician, then Mr. Navalny would be long dead.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he personally intervened and okayed the evacuation of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny to Germany to be treated, following pleas from his wife after he was allegedly poisoned. Putin spoke via video conference at a discussion forum in Moscow.
Russia and the President, Vladimir Putin, have been on the forefront of the Western news. A large amount of the attention on Russia stems from the Alexei Navalny poisoning in August. However, it has not been conclusive who is behind the poisoning. While the West glorifies Navalny as an opposition martyr, he is far from such.
After the poison attack on Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the European Union is launching new sanctions on Russia. The foreign ministers of the EU countries agreed on Monday at a meeting in Luxembourg to begin the necessary preparations. In addition to travel restrictions for certain people, these could also include economic sanctions, for example.
Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny on Wednesday called upon the European Union to impose tough sanctions on key figures in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government, as well as his inner circle. His proposed sanctions would include entry bans in response to Navalny’s poisoning.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) made an announcement Tuesday to the effect that it had discovered Novichok-like substances thanks to tests it had conducted on Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny. He was hospitalized in Berlin after he was allegedly poisoned.
Russian police are set to ask Germany for permission to interrogate the Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny, who is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Berlin after being allegedly poisoned. Even though Navalny’s doctors affirmed that he was poisoned, the claim has repeatedly been rejected by the Moscow authorities
US President Donald Trump on Friday while addressing a press conference announced that The United States intends to look “very seriously” at the case of the possible poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny. “It’s tragic. It’s terrible, it shouldn’t happen. We haven’t had any proof yet, but I will take a look,” Trump said.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says he has solid proof to the effect that the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was merely ”stage-managed” by Western powers as a way of discouraging Russian President Vladimir Putin from getting involved into Belarus’ affairs.
Alexei Navalny has received attention from the Western leaders. His alleged poisoning by tea in Siberia, and consequent induced coma, made the international headlines. Currently, he is receiving treatment in Charite Clinic in Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded the alleged poisoning to be investigated by Russia.
German doctors treating the firebrand Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny, made an announcement on Monday. Owing to the medical tests that the German doctors conducted, they are convinced that the politician was poisoned. They did not however, give a detailed account of their findings.
Alexey Navalny, allegedly been poisoned last week prior boarding the plane in Tomsk. As a result of falling ill, he has been transported to Germany for treatment. His was transportation to Germany via the Cinema for Peace Foundation and assistance from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. However, Navalny does have a very extensive criminal record.
The Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been transported to Germany on Saturday. His diagnosis will not be known until the beginning of the next week. According to the doctors, Navalny continues to be in the serious condition. The German media already stated, that Germany does not believe in Putin or the Kremlin involvement in the poisoning of the Navalny.
Alexei Navalny, one of Vladimir Putin’s most famous politicians and critics, was transferred from a Siberian city to Berlin to continue his treatment. Navalny was taken to the hospital during a domestic flight due to complications from possible poisoning. According to Reuters, the plane carrying Alexei Navalny and his companions landed at Berlin Airport this Saturday morning (August 22nd).
Alexei Navalny remains in a coma. According to Navalny’s press secretary, Kira Yarmysh, Navalny was unconscious after being poisoned and the plane on which he was flying had to make an emergency landing at the Omsk airport. He was taken to the local hospital.
The recent Russian constitutional amendments that give leeway for President Vladimir Putin to remain in power for another 16 years have created some sort of backlash amongst a section of Russians towards the president. This sentiment is seemingly spreading throughout Russia fast and furiously.
Wednesday produced a big victory for Vladimir Putin. After counting more than 98 percent of the vote, a majority of Russians voted in favor of the proposed changes to the country’s constitution. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has said he does not recognize the results of the referendum and will protest.
The Russian Duma overwhelmingly approved changes to the nation’s Constitution Wednesday in its third and final reading. It is a move that now allows President Vladimir Putin to remain at the helm of the country’s leadership for an additional 12 years after his current term comes to an end in 2024.
Russian police have carried out more than 200 raids in 41 cities across the country on Thursday against supporters of Alexei Navalny. As a result of the raids, in cities from Murmansk to Vladivostok, the police have arrested dozens of employees of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation. Navalny is known as a staunch opponent of President Vladimir Putin, and for investigating the corruption of the Russian elite.
Lyubov Sobol, an opposition leader in Russia, is among more than 300 people arrested for demonstrating without authorization in Moscow. Sobol was in a taxi ready to protest when police officers dragged her into a black van and rushed with her away. Protesters have been congregating in the Russian capital after authorities disqualified several opposition candidates from participating in local elections.