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EU agrees to sanctions on Russians over Navalny poisoning, diplomats say

File Photo: Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Attends A Rally To Demand The Release Of Jailed Protesters In Moscow

European Union foreign ministers backed a Franco-German plan on Monday to impose sanctions on Russians suspected of poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent, diplomats said.

Berlin and Paris made their proposal at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg. They say they have not had a credible explanation from Moscow for what the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said was the presence of the banned Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok in Navalny’s body.

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