Russia promises retaliation if US senators ban naval poison

Moscow says it will retaliate against US senators who are proposing that Russian lawmakers approve the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in Novichok.

Russia promises retaliation if US senators ban naval poison

A two-way bill was introduced Thursday by Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and Chris Van Hollen (D). Presented on Thursday. - MD) "Involved in blatant violations of international law" with the aim of punishing Russian authorities.

Although the "Holding Russia Accountable Activities Act of 2020" is considered admirable by US senators, such as electoral interference and the accumulation of wealth through Kremlin insiders. There was a catalyst for this move.

Announcing the bill in a press release, Rumi said: "The attack on Alexei Navalny highlights the corruption and illegality of the Putin government.

Navalny was discharged’ from Berlin's Charity Hospital on Thursday, where he was treated for poisoning. His team says the Kremlin was responsible, although Moscow denies any involvement. ۔

Along with the Kremlin's refusal, there are demands for proof of Olympic poisoning, with doctors at Omsk Hospital where he was originally treated insisted that Berlin's medical experts say he made her ill.

On Thursday, the first vice chairman of the Russian Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs

Vladimir Zhabarov was outraged by the possibility of US sanctions’ and vowed to respond’ in kind.

"I would personally suggest such a response to my colleagues. It is necessary to impose similar personal sanctions against these senators and those who voted for this law," he said. According to.

"It does not comply with any of the principles of international law. The person is alive and well, the clinic did not give a medical report on the causes of his poisoning, only statements from politicians, and then sanctions. "It's illegal," he added.

The senators' proposed bill also calls on Congress to pressure Berlin to withdraw its support for the Nordstream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany.

The call for sanctions against Russia is well-proportioned, with one aide to Navalny saying that if such measures were more widespread, they would fall into the hands of the Kremlin.

Leonid Volkov told Deutsche Welle: "Whenever there is a major round of sectorial sanctions anywhere in Europe, they open a big box of champagne in the Kremlin, because it allows Kremlin propaganda to support its narrative." Has a great opportunity, such as: 'The whole west is against us.'

Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza, who helped lead the Congress-passed Magnitsky Act, which has been introduced’ in five other countries to punish Russian authorities for human rights abuses, in 2015 and 2017. He was poisoned’ twice.

He says sanctions need to target officials, not the country, telling Newsweek: "Millions should be targeted and why should they be punished for being a small, unelected, irresponsible person at the top." On the steps of the group? "

"Once Putin is in power, there should be no resemblance to a political government that speaks to its opponents in the language of poison and bullets.

"I have no doubt that the day will come when all those involved in the assassination attempt on Alexei Navalny will be brought to justice, sentenced and sentenced to life in prison. "Obviously it's just going on," he said, adding that once Putin's government is out of power.


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