Britain imposed sanctions against seven FSB officers over Navalny
The list includes the director of the FSB Institute of Criminalistics, the head of the Service for the Protection of the Constitutional System and the Fight against Terrorism, and the head of the Center for Special Technology. The FSB denies involvement in the poisoning of Navalny
Britain added seven FSB officers to the sanctions list, as it considered them involved in the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
The list includes (positions and ranks are given in the sanctions document):
- Kirill Vasiliev , General, Director of the Institute of Forensic Science of the FSB. This unit, the document says, is responsible for the poisoning of Navalny and, as its head, Vasiliev, according to London, is responsible for what happened. He can also be associated with the operatives who participated in the poisoning, according to the UK.
- Alexey Sedov , Colonel General (data from open sources) , head of the Second Service of the FSB (Service for the Protection of the Constitutional System and the Fight against Terrorism). He, according to London, is responsible for the work of the unit that took part in the poisoning.
- Alexey Alexandrov (Alexey Frolov), a forensic operative. The document clarifies that there is evidence, including phone data and information about movements, that Aleksandrov was in Tomsk at the time when the poison got into Navalny’s body.
- Vladimir Panyaev , FSB officer … Panyaev also, according to London, was in Tomsk and participated in the preparation of the poisoning of the oppositionist.
- Ivan Osipov (Ivan Spiridonov), a forensic operative. Also, according to Britain, he was in Tomsk and participated in the preparation of the poisoning.
- Vladimir Bogdanov, Major General, Head of the Center for Special Techniques of the FSB, Former Director of the Institute of Forensic Science. London believes that, as the head of the Special Technology Center, Bogdanov “supported or facilitated the actions of the operatives who carried out the operation. The document also says that Bogdanov was in close contact with Stanislav Makshakov, “the commander of a group of operatives who used chemical weapons in the assassination attempt on Navalny.”
- Stanislav Makshakov , Deputy Director of the FSB Institute of Forensic Science.
All FSB officers included in the list will have assets frozen, if any, in Britain, and they will be prohibited from entering the country.