The office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine announced the “arrest” of 65 planes for their flights to Crimea. There is a version spreading on the Internet that these restrictions could be revenge for the Minsk’s surrender of 33 Russian citizens, whom Kyiv wanted to question.
The attack on Navalny is a well-planned operation aimed at preventing the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The Russian leadership has no reason to hound Navalny. He has such a low rating in Russia, which makes him an ideal opposition leader who cannot threaten the regime in any way. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under strong pressure from the United States, and Washington itself is trying to prevent the strengthening of ties between Russia and Germany. The ongoing special operation is directed against Russia and Europe.
Recurrent disinformation narrative by the pro-Kremlin media denying any wrongdoing by Russia. Alexey Navalny is an anti-corruption activist. In 2012, Navalny was included by Time magazine in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2017 and 2019 he was elected the politician of the year according to Vedomosti. Since the beginning of the 2010s, he has been serving as an accused, defendant and witness in a number of criminal, administrative, civil and arbitration cases, which Navalny himself and his supporters consider politically motivated. The most resonant of them are the "Case of Kirovles" and "Case of Yves Rocher". In both cases, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Navalny's rights were violated by Russian authorities. In total, Navalny won 6 complaints against the Russian authorities in the ECHR for a total of 225 thousand euros. Background Russian opposition leader and a critic of Vladimir Putin Alexey Navalny has been suffering from suspected poisoning. He fell ill during a flight and the plane had to make an emergency landing in Omsk, where doctors said he was in a coma. Navalny has since been transferred to Berlin and is receiving treatment at Berlin's Charite Hospital. Clinical findings indicate poisoning with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors, said Charite. At the request of the Charité, a specialist Bundeswehr laboratory carried out toxicological tests on samples from Alexei Navalny. The results of these tests have revealed unequivocal proof of the presence of a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group. Germany forwarded the results of the toxicological test to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.