The United States is preparing new sanctions against Russia

The United States is preparing new sanctions against Russia

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The United States is preparing new sanctions against Russia

Additional sanctions will be imposed due to the poisoning of Navalny, but only when the United States can ensure that they are aimed “at the right targets.”

The White House is preparing additional sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning and imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. This was stated by the presidential adviser for national security Jake Sullivan, informs CNN Sunday, June 20.

“We are preparing another package of sanctions in connection with this case. We have always made it clear that we will not refrain from responding – whether it is the Solar Winds incident (a large-scale cyberattack through the company’s software – Ed.), Or interference in the elections, or Navalny’s case when it comes to responding to Russia’s sabotage activities, “Sullivan said.

According to him, the sanctions will be introduced when the US can guarantee that they are aimed “at the right goals.”

We will remind that earlier the EU criticized recognition in the Russian Federation of Navalny’s headquarters as extremist… Josep Borrell said the decision would have far-reaching implications for Russian civil society, opposition and critics.

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In Russia, the court recognized the FBK and Navalny’s headquarters as extremist organizations

In Russia, the court recognized the FBK and Navalny’s headquarters as extremist organizations

Moscow court recognizes FBK and Navalny’s headquarters as extremist organizations

They were banned from disseminating any information, performing financial transactions, as well as participating in elections and organizing actions.

In Russia, the Moscow City Court recognized the Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK, entered by the Ministry of Justice in the register of foreign agents), the Fund for the Protection of Citizens’ Rights (FZPG, also included in the register of foreign agents) and the headquarters of politician Alexei Navalny as extremist organizations. On Wednesday, June 9, reports RBK with reference to the press service of the Moscow City Court.

The meeting lasted more than 12 hours behind closed doors without press access. As a result, the court ruled to liquidate the funds and terminate the activities of the headquarters.

“The decision is subject to immediate execution in terms of the termination of activities,” – clarified in the court.

It is known that the Moscow prosecutor’s office demanded that Navalny’s organizations be included in the list of extremist organizations on April 16.

“Under the guise of liberal slogans, these organizations are engaged in creating conditions for the destabilization of the social and socio-political situation. The actual goals of their activities are to create conditions for changing the foundations of the constitutional system, including using the scenario of the“ color revolution. ”At the same time, these structures carry out the activities of foreign and international organizations on the territory of the Russian Federation, in respect of which a decision was made to recognize their activities as undesirable, “the ministry said in a statement.

Also, the prosecutor’s office accused Navalny and the FBK of “incitement to violent actions, extremist activity, mass riots through attempts to involve minors in illegal activities.”

The siloviki believe that these organizations are working “in active coordination and at the request of various foreign centers conducting destructive actions against Russia.”

After the decision on recognizing the organizations as extremist is confirmed by the second court:

  • FBK employees and activists of Navalny’s headquarters, if they continue to operate, may be prosecuted under Art. 282.2 of the Criminal Code (organization of the activities of an extremist organization). The maximum prison term for leaders is ten years, for members of a banned organization – six years. For involvement in the activities of extremist organizations face up to eight years;

  • supporters of FBK and Navalny’s headquarters, who participate in their financing (regardless of the amount of donations), will face criminal liability under Art. 282.3 of the Criminal Code. The maximum term of imprisonment for it is ten years;

  • for the production and display of the symbols of organizations will face administrative responsibility – up to 15 days of arrest under Art. 20.29 or 20.3 of the Administrative Code. These rules do not differentiate between the display of the symbols of any prohibited organization and, for example, Nazi symbols;

  • persons convicted “for crimes of an extremist nature” do not have the right to participate in elections until their convictions are removed or canceled. If we are talking about a grave crime (and the articles on the activities or financing of an extremist organization are grave), then the ban is valid for ten years after the removal or extinguishment of the criminal record. Extremist symbols and slogans cannot be used in election campaigns.

The head of the human rights association “Team 29”, lawyer Ivan Pavlov, representing the interests of FBK, said that the prosecution considers the FBK’s promise to pay fines to participants in unauthorized actions as evidence of financing “extremist activities”.

“There was a speech by the leadership of the organization, in which they promised to reimburse the costs of participating in mass actions. The money for this is the financing of extremist activities,” the prosecutor’s words are quoted in Telegram channel a lawyer.

We will remind, the Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny was returned to the colony after being in the prison hospital, where he was after the end of the hunger strike.

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Doctors said about the wrong treatment of Navalny

Doctors said about the wrong treatment of Navalny

Navalny ends his hunger strike

Some drugs prescribed to the oppositionist have no proven effectiveness or contradict Russian guidelines, doctors said.

The treating doctors of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny published the results of his examinations in the colony, informs New Newspaper.

An independent group of doctors, having studied the results of the examination, could not fully explain why Navalny was experiencing pain, burning and numbness in the limbs and in the lower back.

Doctors suggest a neurological pathology, for the detection of which additional examinations are required.

It is also noted that it was not possible to relieve the pain syndrome. Doctors point out that many of the drugs prescribed to Navalny have no proven effectiveness. And in some cases, these appointments even contradict the Russian leadership.

Taking into account the above, as well as the fact that Navalny may need an operative neurosurgical intervention, and there are risks to his life, doctors are asking “as soon as possible” to transfer him to a multidisciplinary hospital in Moscow.

Recall that on March 31, Navalny went on a hunger strike in the colony, demanding medical assistance and the admission of civilian doctors. On April 18, he was transferred to a prison hospital, where he was twice visited by civilian doctors from state hospitals.

On April 22, Navalny’s doctors published an appeal in which they urged him to urgently end the hunger strike. 23 april Navalny ended his hunger strike.

Many Russian and foreign public figures, politicians, cultural workers and scientists have demanded to provide Navalny with the medical assistance he needs. Thousands of people protested.

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Navalny’s condition worsens – attorney

Navalny’s condition worsens – attorney

Alexei Navalny loses hand sensitivity

The treatment prescribed for the Russian oppositionist in the colony is ineffective and may worsen his condition, his defender said.

Doctors at IK-2 in Pokrov told Alexei Navalny that an MRI scan revealed two (intervertebral – ed.) Hernias. On Wednesday, April 7, the lawyer of the opposition politician Olga Mikhailova told Dozhd TV channel about this. “Alexey himself was not given an MRI, a medical report was not shown either, but in words he was given to write down the diagnosis he has,” she explained.

According to Mikhailova, the treatment prescribed by Navalny in the colony is “ineffective and may worsen his condition.” Correctional staff insist that the patient should take diclofenac and niacin. She echoed the idea expressed on the eve of Navalny’s Twitter account that the administration is afraid that the opposition politician will be examined by invited doctors, because then it will become “known that their disgusting treatment has led to a deterioration in his health.”

Mikhailova said that Navalny still has pain in his back and leg. “In addition to everything, he is losing sensitivity, in addition to his legs, his hands are now also involved,” the lawyer emphasized. She also said that the politician on April 5 and 6 there was a high temperature.

Alexey Navalny in the colony is on hunger strike from March 31, demanding to admit a visiting doctor. The FSIN claims that Navalny is receiving the necessary assistance.

A video with Navalny in the colony appeared on the Internet

A source: Russian service DW

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EU postpones revision of relations with Russia until next face-to-face summit

EU postpones revision of relations with Russia until next face-to-face summit

Charles Michel, President of the European Council

The President of the European Council “repeated the EU’s call to the Russian authorities to release Mr. Navalny and conduct a transparent investigation into the assassination attempt on him.”

Discussion of the new strategy of the European Union towards Russia has been postponed until the next face-to-face meeting of the heads of state of the union. This was announced by the President of the Council of Europe Charles Michel, his letter on Tuesday, March 23, published on the EU website.

“For Russia, I propose an information item on the agenda and share with you the results of my recent contacts with President Putin, ahead of a more strategic debate on this issue at our next face-to-face meeting of the European Council,” Michel wrote in a letter posted on Tuesday night in Brussels.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the EU leaders’ summit, which will be held on March 25-26, will be held online. US President Joe Biden was invited to the videoconference, the President of the European Council said in a letter. The main topic of the summit will be the coronavirus pandemic in Europe.

The day before, Michel had a telephone conversation with Putin, during which the head of the European Council outlined the conditions that would allow, in his opinion, to resolve the existing differences between the parties.

“From the point of view of the EU, relations with Russia can develop in a different direction only if there is steady progress on such issues as the implementation of the Minsk agreements, the end of hybrid and cyber attacks on member states and the observance of human rights,” the press service said in a press release. Of the Council of Europe following the conversation between Putin and Michel.

Recall, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov blamed the European Union in the destruction of relations with the Russian Federation.

Previously the EU lists the main disagreements with Russia… The European Union recalled Russia’s actions in Donbass and Crimea, human rights violations, hybrid and cyber attacks on EU countries and the case of Alexei Navalny.

Also, the US Secretary of State and NATO Secretary General at a meeting in Brussels discussed the situation around Russia, China and Afghanistan.

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US imposed arms embargo on Russia

US imposed arms embargo on Russia

Photo: Embassy of Ukraine in the USA

US imposes new trade restrictions against Russia

Sanctions against Russia have been extended over the Navalny case. The new restrictions will come into effect on March 18th.

The United States added Russia to the list of countries with which the arms trade is completely banned. This is stated in a document published on website Department of State on Wednesday March 17th.

This decision will come into force on March 18.

“The policy of the United States is to refuse to issue licenses or other permits for the export of defense products and defense services destined for Russia,” the document says.

Exceptions were made for operations within the framework of cooperation between states in the field of space and until September 1 – in the field of commercial space launches.

In addition to Russia, the list includes Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan and Zimbabwe.

In turn, the US Department of Commerce reports on the expansion of export restrictions against Russia because of Alexei Navalny.

“The Bureau of Industry and Security will expand export restrictions on Russia in accordance with the conclusions of the US Secretary of State on March 2, 2021 that the Russian authorities used chemical or biological weapons against their own citizens,” the document says.

As a result, a “presumption of refusal” will be in effect on applications for export licenses for items under national security control effective March 18. At the same time, until September 1, 2021, there are exceptions for a number of product categories, including those related to the space industry.

The “black list” includes 14 organizations in the Navalny case. 13 are commercial companies, including 9 in Russia, 3 in Germany, 1 in Switzerland, as well as a public research institute in Russia.

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the head of European diplomacy “even more worried” after his visit

the head of European diplomacy “even more worried” after his visit

The head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell says he is “even more worried” about the development of the EU’s relations with Russia, after the affront suffered during his visit to Moscow. Three European diplomats were expelled at the very time of the visit of Josep Borrell, who was also unable to see Alexeï Navalny as he had expressed the wish to the Russian authorities.


Russia, the Moscow court sentences Navalny to two years and five months | Over a thousand arrests during the protests

Russia, the Moscow court sentences Navalny to two years and five months |  Over a thousand arrests during the protests

February 03, 2021 12:17 am

The three-year and five-month sentence has been reduced as the 44-year-old has already served a year under house arrest for the Yves Rocher case. The opposition’s staff had incited immediate agitation

The charge against Navalny is that he violated the terms of probation while on treatment in Germany after being poisoned with the nerve agent Novichock, for an alleged corruption case dating back to 2014. As the 44-year-old already after ten months under house arrest, he will have to serve 2 years and 8 months in prison.

Navalny staff calls for an immediate protest in Moscow In response to the sentencing, Navalny’s team calls for an “immediate protest in Moscow”. “Come immediately to Piazza del Maneggio! Our country has fallen into complete illegality, we must oppose it”, reads a tweet posted by the Anti-corruption Fund.

Britain calls for immediate release Meanwhile, a request has also been made by the British government of Boris Johnson for the “immediate and unconditional release” of Navalny. In a message signed by Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, London also calls for the release of “all peaceful demonstrators and journalists” arrested in Russia in recent weeks. “Today’s perverse verdict – writes Raab – targets the victim of poisoning instead of those responsible and shows how Russia fails to respect even the most basic commitments required of any responsible member of the international community”.

The USA: we will coordinate with the allies on the response to Russia To evaluate the ways in which to hold Russia accountable for what is happening with the Navalny case, the United States will coordinate with its allies. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said this also referring to the thousands of arrests in recent days.


Navalny, sentenced to three and a half years in prison in Russia – Telemundo El Paso (48)

Navalny, sentenced to three and a half years in prison in Russia – Telemundo El Paso (48)

MOSCOW – The Russian justice imposed on Tuesday the opposition leader Alexei Navalny a sentence of two years and eight months in prison when enforcing a suspended sentence of 2014 that was described as arbitrary by the European Court of Human Rights.

The judge in the case ruled that Navalny, who returned to Russia in January after recovering from poisoning with the chemical agent Novichok, violated probation by failing to appear before the competent authority last year.

Navalny, a 44-year-old anti-corruption investigator who is the most prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was arrested on January 17 upon his return from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from a neurotoxin poisoning that he blames the Kremlin for.

The Russian authorities have rejected the accusations and say that, despite tests carried out by various European laboratories, they have no evidence that he had been poisoned.

The Russian prison service alleged that Navalny had violated the probation terms of his suspended sentence for a 2014 money laundering conviction, which the opponent said was politically motivated.

Navalny and his lawyers argued that during his recovery in Germany he was unable to appear before the Russian authorities in person as required by his parole.

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Navalny further insisted that his right to due process was violated during his detention and described his incarceration as a parody of justice.

Navalny’s arrest has sparked mass mobilizations across Russia the past two weekends, in which tens of thousands of people took to the streets to demand his release and chanted slogans against Putin.

Police detained more than 5,750 people in Sunday’s protests, including more than 1,900 in the capital, a record since Soviet times. Some were beaten.


Most were released after receiving subpoenas and face prison terms of between 7 and 15 days. Several face criminal charges for alleged violence against the police.

Navalny’s team called another demonstration in front of the Moscow court on Tuesday, but police were deployed in the vicinity of the building, cordoning off nearby streets and making random arrests.

More than 120 people were arrested, according to the detention monitoring group OVD-Info.

German Chancellor Angeka Merkel denounced Russia for trying to poison Putin’s political opponent Alexei Navalny with the liquid.

Despite the police cordons, some Navalny supporters managed to approach the court.

A young woman climbed into a pile of snow on the other side of the street and held up a sign with the phrase “Freedom for Navalny.” Less than a minute later, the police took her down from the scene.

Following his arrest, Navalny’s team posted a two-hour video on YouTube of an opulent Black Sea residence allegedly built for Putin.

“This is my house. Everyone asks me if I am afraid. I am not afraid. I go to passport control completely calm,” Navalni said.

The video accumulates more than 100 million views, fueling the discontent of ordinary Russians facing an economic crisis and the coronavirus pandemic.

Putin insisted last week that neither he nor his relatives own any of the properties mentioned in the video, and his confidant, construction mogul Arkady Rotenberg, claimed to be the owner.

As part of their efforts to curb the protests, authorities have targeted the opposition’s associates and activists across the country.

Despite reservations from Russian doctors who did not want to authorize his transfer, Alexei Navalny survived the flight.

His brother, Oleg Navalny; His main partner, Lyubov Sobol, and several others were under house arrest for two months and face criminal charges for violating restrictions to combat the coronavirus.

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who is scheduled to visit Russia later this week, criticized the arrests and the disproportionate use of force against protesters, stressing that Russia must abide by its international commitments.

Russia called the criticism from US and EU officials interference in its internal affairs.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday that Russia is ready to talk about Navalny, but warned that it will not heed criticism from the West.

“We are ready to patiently explain everything, but we are not going to react to sobering statements or take them into account,” Peskov said during a conference call with reporters.


Russia, protests against the detention of Navalny: over 2 thousand arrests, the dissident’s wife arrested

Russia, protests against the detention of Navalny: over 2 thousand arrests, the dissident’s wife arrested

January 31, 2021 13:32

The demonstrations began on the east coast of Russia, including the city of Vladivostok

In Moscow the authorities introduced unprecedented security measures in the city center, closing several metro stations near the Kremlin, diverting bus traffic and ordering the closure of restaurants and shops.

Navalny staff had asked for the protest in Moscow to be held in piazza Lubyanka, seat of the headquarters of the National Security Service, which according to Navalny himself is responsible for his poisoning.

The Kremlin warning – In the past few hours, the Russian Interior Ministry had issued a stern warning to the public not to participate in the protests, saying that participants could be accused of having taken part in mass riots, which according to the criminal code carry a prison sentence of up to eight years. Those who practice violence against the police could risk up to 15 years.

Navalny’s wife stopped Russian police stopped Aleksey Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalnaya, on her way with a group of protesters to Moscow’s Matrosskaya Tishina prison, where the opponent is being held. Dozhd TV reports it.

USA condemns Russia Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s United States, through the words of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, condemns the “brutal tactics” of the Russian authorities against opposition protesters.