Navalny aide warns against broad sanctions on Russia over poisoning

The West should instead consider sanctions against individuals that would target Russian President Vladimir Putin’s lieutenants and inner circle, Volkov said.

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Sweeping Western sanctions against Russia would be playing into the Kremlin’s hand, a top aide to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has told DW. Navalny was the victim of a near-fatal poisoning in August.