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Polish authorities reportedly arrest two Poles and one Belarusian over attack on Navalny ally Leonid Volkov

Source: Meduza

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced Friday that the Polish authorities have arrested the person who ordered last month’s hammer attack on Leonid Volkov, the former chairman of Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation.

According to Tusk, the detainee is a “Belarusian working for the Russians” who “ordered two Poles to murder Navalny’s associate.” The prime minister did not name any of the suspects in the case.

Earlier on Friday, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda reported that the two men who attacked Volkov had been arrested in Poland. Tusk confirmed this news, adding that the suspects have ties to hardcore soccer fan circles.

On March 12, Leonid Volkov was attacked outside of his home in Vilnius. His assailants broke his car window and sprayed tear gas in his eyes before beating him with a hammer.

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