Previously in the ruling bloc of the FRG CDU / CSU stated about the possibility of imposing sanctions against Russia, since the new data leaves no doubt about the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with Novichok poison. The official representative of the parliamentary group on foreign policy Jurgen Hardt noted that Germany, together with other EU states, needs to formulate a position with respect to Russia, which does not exclude the introduction of limited measures, including against those persons involved in the incident with the politician.
In addition, in Germany resumed discussion of possible sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. For example, the German Union 90 / Greens party demanded that the German government stop the construction of the gas pipeline due to the poisoning of the Russian oppositionist.
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On the eve of the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell reportedthat the European Union is discussing the “assassination attempt” of Alexei Navalny. She recalled that in addition to the German laboratory, the politician’s poisoning with a substance from the Novichok group was confirmed by laboratories in France and Sweden. However, Russian doctors say they have not found traces of the poison in the politician’s body.