The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, calls on European countries to develop a draft sanctions for human rights violations as soon as possible, similar to the Magnitsky Act in the United States, and to name this sanctions regime after Russian politician Alexei Navalny. He presented his explanations at the session of the European Parliament.
The Kremlin and the Foreign Ministry have not yet commented on Borrel’s proposals. Senator Oleg Morozov told RIA Novosti that “Navalny’s List”, if it appears, will be anti-Russian and has no legal basis.
State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin believes that the United States and Europe are deliberately harming Russia.
European countries may indeed approve of Navalny’s List, but their actions are unlikely to have a strong impact on Russia, ”economist Sergei Aleksashenko said on Echo Moskvy. Aleksashenko concluded that the approval of Navalny’s List is likely to be symbolic.
Press secretary of Alexey Navalny, Kira Yarmysh, claims that the politician will return to Russia after completing his treatment in Germany. On Twitter, she writes that she understands the reason for the interest in this topic, but she is strange that someone could think otherwise.
The American newspaper The New York Times, citing an informed source in Berlin, writes that Alexei Navalny wants to return to his homeland.
The publication by Alexei Navalny of his photograph from the Sherite clinic is one of the main world news today. There are over a million likes under the photo on Instagram at this hour. Navalny writes that he still has many health problems, but he can breathe on his own.
Rehabilitation of Alexei Navalny is unlikely to take much time, says the head of the department of perioperative medicine in the department of anesthesiology and intensive care at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Konstantin Balonov said on the air of Ekho Moskvy that this could take several weeks. Konstantin Blaonov added that Navalny is now probably experiencing severe muscle weakness, which is typical after a long stay under mechanical ventilation.