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And later he was flown to Berlin and the German experts and authorities have since confirmed, after detoxicological test, that he was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent of the Novichok group, a military-grade neurotoxin – the same biological weapon that was used in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in the UK about two and a half years ago. This is not the first time Mr Navalny would be poisoned.

Russia has confirmed that its share of matches of the UEFA EURO 2020, rescheduled to 2021, will be held in the city of St. Petersburg, and will soon provide guarantees to the Union of European Football Associations, Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin said in an interview with TASS.