EUToday poll shows support for sanctions on Russia over Navalny poisoning

A poll by EUToday over the weekend of 5-6 September shows 81% of respondents are in favour of the EU imposing additional sanctions on Russia following the recent poison attack on oppositionist Alexei Navalny.

Navalny is believed to have ingested Novichok, from the same family of poisons used in the attempt to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in March 2018, possibly through drinking tea at Tomsk airport.

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated on Friday “There is proof beyond doubt that Mr. Navalny was poisoned using a military-grade nerve agent from the Novichok group. The use of such a weapon is horrific.

“Any use of chemical weapons shows a total disrespect for human lives and is an unacceptable breach of international norms and rules. NATO allies agree that Russia now has serious questions it must answer.”


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