Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs:
“Russian sanctions in the Navalny case against France and Germany are the only possible adequate measure in response to the absolutely outrageous situation around the alleged poisoning of a blogger. Until now, Berlin has not provided information about the data on the basis of which conclusions were drawn about the use of the “novice”. The specific formulas on the OPCW report have not yet been disclosed either.
Germany has become a flagship on the path of further degradation of relations with Russia. And there was no real reason for that. The campaign around Navalny, the apotheosis of which was the unlawful anti-Russian sanctions of the EU, was completely directed outside Russia – literally and figuratively. Under such circumstances, Moscow can only react in a mirror-like and harsh manner. “