The European Union on Thursday insisted that Russia conduct an independent and “credible” investigation into the attack on opposition leader Alexei Navalni after German doctors discovered he had been poisoned with a nerve agent.
In a press conference, Foreign Action Service spokesman Peter Stano urged Russia to commit to a full investigation into the case, although he admitted that Russia’s records regarding this type of investigation are unsatisfactory. .
“Navalni is not the first victim of such a cowardly and inhuman attack. We have seen other people killed in Russia and other opposition voices silenced,” he said.
“I can remember the case of Anna Politkovskaya, Sergei Magnitsky or Boris Nemtsov. Did we have satisfactory results in the investigation into their murders? The records are not very good,” Stano replied to questions from journalists.