Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod announced the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions over the case of Alexei Navalny. Kofod made this statement while standing next to his colleague, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. RIA Novosti reports.
It is noted that before that Lavrov had spoken about the inadmissibility of sanctions on unconfirmed pretexts. “All clear?” – the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia addressed the journalists after the statement of Kofod, who was standing on the next podium.
Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, answered a question about possible sanctions against Russians because of Navalny. According to the French newspaper Le Monde, restrictions are expected to be imposed on nine people, among whom there are employees of the Russian presidential administration.
Navalny became ill on August 20 during the Tomsk-Moscow flight. The plane was urgently landed in Omsk, and the first two days it was assisted by local doctors. On August 22, the patient was transported to a clinic in Berlin, whose doctors announced the discovery of traces from the Novichok group in his body. In September, Navalny was brought out of a coma and discharged; after rehabilitation, he intends to return to Russia.