The list of sanctions that France and Germany will offer to their EU partners in connection with the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will include nine Russian citizens. This was reported by the French newspaper Le Monde, citing its sources, reports UNN.

According to the newspaper, the list will include representatives of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation, the Russian special services, as well as the Russian State Research Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology, which is believed to have developed Novichok.

Restrictive measures will include an asset freeze and a ban on entry to European countries, the newspaper said. The article says that Germany managed to avoid linking the situation with Navalny with the Russian Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

Earlier on October 7, France and Germany issued a joint statement in which they said they had prepared sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning of Navalny. The Russian Foreign Ministry commented on the sanctions of France and Germany due to the poisoning of Navalny, said that an “anti-Russian coalition” is being formed in the EU.

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