Putin’s ‘Chef’ Sues Navalny and His Ally for Defamation

Kremlin-linked businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin has taken legal action against Russian resistance leader Alexei Navalny as well as a close ally for libel, a Moscow court said Tuesday.

The suit appeared Tuesday on the site of a Moscow court, which later informed the Russian information firm TASS that the insurance claim sought 5 million rubles ($ 66,000) each from Navalny as well as his ally Vladimir Milov for injurious declarations.

Prigozhin, 59, is nicknamed “Putin’s cook” since his company Concord has catered for the Kremlin.

Recently Concord posted a duplicate of a claim on the social media network Vkontakte that it stated it had sent to the Moscow court.

The claim cited an Oct. 27 video clip stream by former replacement energy minister Milov on Navalny’s YouTube network Navalny Live.

In the video clip Milov implicates Prigozhin of “including minors in hooking” in his past and also explains him as a “bandit who offers Putin for all kind of bad deeds,” which the suit claimed caused the entrepreneur to suffer “ethical injury.”

Navalny, 44, did not show up in the video stream.

In August the Kremlin doubter fell violently ill on a trip from Siberia to Moscow as well as was hospitalized in the Russian city of Omsk prior to being moved by medical airplane to Berlin.

Experts from numerous Western nations established that he was poisoned by the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok– an insurance claim Moscow has repeatedly rejected.

While Navalny remained in a coma, Concord’s press service estimated Prigozhin as claiming he planned to implement a court choice in 2015 that Navalny and his partners must pay him nearly 88 million rubles in problems over a video clip record.

” I intend to strip this group of unethical individuals of their shoes as well as clothes,” Prigozhin was priced estimate as stating.

Days after Navalny was launched from a Berlin healthcare facility in September his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh stated officials had seized the Kremlin doubter’s apartment as component of the damages.

In October Prigozhin was approved by the European Union on charges of undermining peace in Libya by supporting the Wagner Group private army company.

He has actually likewise been approved by the United States for supposedly meddling in its 2016 presidential vote as well as for his web links to Wagner, which has been charged of sending out mercenaries to conflicts throughout Africa and the Middle East.

Navalny has claimed he will go back to Russia once he has made a full recuperation in Germany.

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