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9/3, 9:11 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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EU condemns 'assassination attempt' on Navalny

European Union's High Representative Josep Borrell (pictured) condemned on Thursday the "assassination attempt on Alexei Navalny, who was poisoned by a military chemical nerve agent of the 'Novichok' group" and pointed out that a similar nerve agent was used on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury on March 4, 2018.

Borrell described the use of chemical weapons as "completely unacceptable" calling for the response of the "international community while reserving the right for the EU to respond with "restrictive measures" if necessary.

"This new assassination attempt on a Russian citizen took place on the territory of the Russian Federation," the bloc's foreign affairs chief said and added, "the Russian government must do its utmost to investigate this crime thoroughly in full transparency and bring those responsible to justice."

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