Russian Foreign Ministry summoned diplomats from several European countries due to sanctions

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Russian Foreign Ministry summoned diplomats from several European countries due to sanctions

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), against the backdrop of EU sanctions imposed on Moscow over the incident with Alexei Navalny, has summoned diplomats from several European countries. RIA Novosti reports.

As specified, the Ambassador of France, a representative of the Ambassador of Sweden, as well as the Deputy Ambassador of Germany arrived at the Foreign Ministry building.

Earlier, the United Nations (UN) pointed to signs of human rights violations in the anti-Russian sanctions imposed due to the incident with Navalny. The UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral restrictive measures on human rights noted that states, as a rule, impose targeted sanctions without a trial that would establish the guilt of the people against whom restrictions are imposed.

The state of health of Alexei Navalny sharply worsened during the flight from Tomsk to Moscow on August 20, the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk. On August 22, the oppositionist was taken to a Berlin clinic, whose specialists announced the discovery of traces of a substance from the Novichok group in the Russian's body. Russian doctors, who also conducted research, found no poisons. After his recovery, Navalny announced the involvement of the Russian leadership in his poisoning.

On October 15, the EU 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 territory of 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

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