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He is said to have set a trap: Alexey Navalny called one of his alleged assassins and got an explosive confession. Meanwhile, Russia is imposing sanctions on EU countries.

He is said to have set a trap: Alexey Navalny called one of his alleged assassins and got an explosive confession.

Meanwhile, Russia is imposing sanctions on EU countries.

Update from December 22nd, 1:23 pm:






Navalny of

"megalomania" and "


after his accusations against the Russian secret service FSB.

"That's probably how you have to act," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday

, according to the

Interfax agency


Navalny had


FSB agents

of persecuting him for years and then


him in August

with a neurotoxin from the

Novichok group

in the

Siberian city of Tomsk


Peskov said

Navalny was

trying to damage the reputation of the FSB with his publications.

"According to the constitution, the FSB fulfills a very important role: It protects us from terrorism, from extremism and from various deadly dangers," said Peskow.

“The FSB fulfills this role very well and very effectively.” Political scientists, on the other hand, called Nawalny's publications an unprecedented exposure of the FSB.

Update from December 22nd, 1 p.m.:

In response to the

sanctions imposed

by the


for poisoning the Russian oppositionist

Alexej Navalny



has imposed

entry bans on representatives of the German government apparatus.

This was announced on Tuesday to the

Chargé d'affaires of


German Embassy in Moscow

, Beate Grzeski, during a conversation in the

Russian Foreign Ministry

, as the

German Press Agency


from the

Foreign Office

in Berlin.

Russian Foreign Minister

Sergei Lavrov

announced the punitive measures in November.

The names of the persons concerned were not disclosed.

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First report from December 21, 2:45 p.m.:

Moscow - According

to the

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

, an agent of the

Russian domestic secret service FSB

is said to

have admitted


poisoning attack

on him.

Under the heading “I called my murderer.

He confessed ”,


published a

recording of a phone call with the alleged FSB agent



on Monday



gave in the interview on December 14, thus as assistant to the chief of the

Russian Security Council

in order to win the confidence of the man.


Alexei Navalny in front of the polling station in Russia in 2019 after his vote.

© Andrew Lubimov / dpa

The incognito call came as part of research by several media, including the news magazine "Spiegel".

The journalists had published research results last week, according to which at least

eight Russian secret service agents allegedly

carried out

the attack on Navalny


Navalny poses as a senior Kremlin official and calls one of his assassins.

“Where was the highest concentration of the poison?” Asks Navalny.

“On my underpants,” replies the FSB man.

"At which point of the underpants?"

"On the inside"

The whole recording:

- Andreas Kynast (@andikynast) December 21, 2020

Navalny attack: Kremlin critic lays trap - FSB agent is said to have admitted the attack


had collapsed on a domestic flight in August.

The alleged

FSB man

said in the now published phone call that the poison was attached to the

inside of the underpants


Navalny only survived the attack because the flight did not last long enough.

At that time, the pilot made an

emergency landing in the Siberian city of Omsk



was first taken to a hospital there and later


to the

Berlin Charité



is said to

have been poisoned

with a

chemical nerve agent

developed by

the Novichok group

in the

Soviet Union



had repeatedly denied allegations that it did nothing to solve the case and requested evidence.

On his big annual press conference had

Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin



by the

Secret Service

acknowledged though.

The President had emphasized that there was no reason for his fiercest opponent to be poisoned.


List of rubric lists: © Andrew Lubimov / dpa

Source: merkur

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