MEPs Have Proposed Freezing The Assets Of Those Involved In Navalny's Investigations
An inter-factional group of members of the European Parliament (EP) has proposed freezing the European accounts of those involved in its investigations as a response to the incident with Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny. This is stated in the draft resolution of the European Parliament on relations with Russia, the vote on the draft will be held today at the session of the EP. The EP resolutions are Advisory in nature.
The proposal was made by 11 deputies of the "European People's Party," three from the "Progressive Alliance of socialists and Democrats," 15 from the "Renewing Europe" faction, one from the "Green — European Free Alliance" faction, and 13 deputies from the"European Conservatives and Reformists" faction.
"The European Parliament calls for the creation of a sanctions mechanism that would involve collecting information and freezing the European assets of corrupt individuals following the results of investigations by the Alexey Navalny anti-corruption Fund," the document says. The EP also insists that the EU adopt targeted sanctions for human rights violations.
Earlier, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the poisoning of Alexey Navalny is a typical manifestation of Russia's behavior on the world stage. The Kremlin did not agree with it. According to the press Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, this statement indicates bias or a lack of understanding of real events.