Russia can submit the case of Alexei Navalny for discussion to the UN Security Council. This was stated by the permanent representative of Moscow at the organization Vasily Nebenzya.
He promised that in this case, other countries will have a “hard-hitting conversation.” According to the Permanent Representative of Russia, the participants are “afraid” to bring this topic up for discussion at the UN Security Council, as they understand that “all this can be turned in the other direction.” “If they wanted, they would have taken it out long ago. But every time we discuss “chemistry”, including the Syrian one, they touch on this [Navalny] topic, “Nebenzya explained.
The Russian representative to the UN denied information that Moscow is trying to get away from the conversation, noting that for now it allows such an initiative hypothetically. Nevertheless, Moscow is ready for any conversation and interacts with the UN about the situation with Navalny, he assured.
Navalny’s health deteriorated sharply on the morning of August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow, the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk. On August 22, the oppositionist was taken to a Berlin clinic. German experts said that traces of a substance from the Novichok group were found in his body. At the same time, Russian doctors did not find any poisons in Navalny’s body.
On October 15, the European Union imposed sanctions on six Russians over the situation with Navalny. In particular, the director of the FSB, Alexander Bortnikov, the head of the Russian president’s internal policy department, Andrei Yarin, and others, fell under the restrictions. They are banned from entering the European Union, and their financial assets in European banks are frozen. In addition, sanctions were imposed on the State Research Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology (GosNIIOKhT).