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The Guardian: Western Intelligence Agencies Believe the FSB is behind Navalny's Poisoning
October 19, 2020 16:28

Western intelligence agencies believe the FSB is behind Navalny's poisoning, The Guardian reported, citing its sources. According to them, the purpose of the operation was not to kill the politician, but to send him an "unequivocal warning" and force him to leave Russia.

Western intelligence services believe that the Federal Security Service is behind the poisoning of the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) Alexei Navalny, the British newspaper The Guardian writes, citing sources. It emphasizes that this opinion, shred by London, Berlin and Paris, contributed to the introduction of EU sanctions against FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov.

The Second Service of the FSB is behind Navalny's poisoning, according to two interlocutors of the newspaper. In their opinion, the operation was organized not to kill the politician, but to send him an "unequivocal warning" and force him to leave Russia.



The Second Service of the FSB is responsible for the fight against terrorism, extremism and control over government bodies. The service appeared on the basis of the Fifth Directorate of the KGB, which, among other things, was engaged in the fight against "ideological sabotage", including the dissident movement, RBC wrote. The Guardian claims it is also responsible for "internal political threats on behalf of the Kremlin." 

Navalny became ill on August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. He ended up in a coma and on a ventilator. The German authorities announced that the poison of the Novichok group was found in his body, and then indicated that laboratories in France and Sweden confirmed these data. Due to the poisoning of Navalny, the European Union imposed sanctions against six Russians and a Russian scientific institute. The politician "was under observation at the time of the poisoning," and therefore it is reasonable to conclude that it "was possible only with the participation of the FSB," the EU Council stressed.

The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov earlier called the accusations about the possible involvement of the authorities in the incident with Navalny "empty noise". He called the EU sanctions a deliberate unfriendly step and noted that "no logic of such a decision can be seen" (quoted by RIA Novosti).
 



Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: sanctions Russia International Alexei Navalny   

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