OREANDA-NEWS. Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Dominic Raab, said that Great Britain will support measures against Russia because of what happened to opposition leader Aleksey Navalny.

“Despite having a clear case to answer, the Russian authorities continue to make no credible attempt to investigate this attack. There is no plausible explanation for Mr Navalny’s poisoning other than Russian involvement and responsibility for this appalling attack. We will work together with our international partners to take forward sanctions targeting Russian officials and others who are considered responsible for this crime as well those involved in the development of the Novichok chemical weapons programme,” Raab said.

Earlier, the foreign ministries of France and Germany announced that they would send a proposal to the European Union member states to impose anti-Russian sanctions. It is known that the Netherlands will support this decision.