Critics demand stronger European response to poisoning of Russian dissidents

Press quote (Voice of America)
06 October 2020

Ian Bond, a former British diplomat in Russia and ambassador to Latvia, and now a foreign policy analyst at the London-based Center for European Reform, says there have been numerous suspicious deaths of Russian political exiles across Europe – and all too often the response has fallen short.
“There is sometimes a tendency of some European countries to think, ‘well, as long as it's Russians shooting other Russians, we should just let them get on with it.’ I think that's quite short sighted and you can never rule out the risks of collateral damage,” Bond told VOA.