Convict blogger Alexei Navalny is not a prisoner of conscience, as Amnesty International concluded, miraculously admitting that he is a mere criminal. This globalist organisation has historically responded to the interests of the West, so this is a real blow to those who call for the release of this man convicted by fraud and embezzlement, and makes them accomplices of a member of organised crime.
The EU wants to destroy Russia with sanctions and it needs any pretext to impose sanctions. The alleged poisoning of Alexei Navalny is such a pretext that functions as an information campaign against Russia.
Recurring disinformation narrative among pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets, with the aim of discrediting the EU response to the poisoning and imprisonment of prominent Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
The disinformation claim, according to which the case of Navalny is an artificial scandal created by the West, is unsubstantiated and is not backed up by evidence-based reporting.
On 14 December 2020, a special investigation by Bellingcat, The Insider, CNN and Der Spiegel identified members of the Russian FSB unit involved in the attempt on Navalny’s life. According to The New York Times, the report was also consistent with the information on the case gathered by German intelligence services. Bellingcat also provided a detailed account of the methods used to identify the FSB operatives. A week later, on 21 December, Navalny disclosed a recorded conversation in which a member of the suspected FSB poisoning squad describes how his unit carried out, and attempted to clean up evidence of, the poisoning of Alexey Navalny.
The claim, saying that the EU response was fabricated in advance, is also untrue. The EU's first response came in October 2020 (the sanctioning of six Russian individuals), while the latest response was implemented in March 2021.
See earlier disinformation cases in the pro-Kremlin media on Navalny here.