The head of the Federation Council committee on international affairs, Konstantin Kosachev, said that the EU sanctions list in connection with the alleged poisoning of Alexei Navalny is "outright political rudeness" and in general it turned out as if the oppositionist himself dictated it. The senator wrote about this on Facebook.
“The European bureaucracy has burst out with sanctions in the Navalny case. Well, what can I say - "Navalny's list in its pure form." Not in the political sense that the initiators laid down in it, but in the direct sense, says Kosachev's post. - Comrade Navalny, apparently, dictated it to his Brussels comrades, guided by his own phobias and antipathies. We will write down the one who does not like it ”.
The senator noted that the list lacks the rule of law, democracy and human rights, "which is what Brussels and Strasbourg are so advocating about." "Outright political rudeness, multiplied by legal nihilism and the Bolshevik conviction of their own righteousness," added Kosachev.
The so-called EU blacklist, introduced in relation to Russia in connection with the incident with Navalny, includes FSB head Alexander Bortnikov, first deputy head of the presidential administration Sergei Kiriyenko, head of the president's internal policy department Andrei Yarin, deputy defense ministers Alexei Krivoruchko and Pavel Popov, as well as the plenipotentiary representative of the President in the Siberian Federal District Sergey Menyailo.
The sanctions include a ban on entry to the European Union and the freezing of any financial assets in European banks.
Earlier, the Kremlin, the Federation Council, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov promised a mirror response from Russia to the sanctions.