Opponent Alexei Navalny accuses Putin of being behind" his poisoning: I see no other explanation
Steph Deschamps / September 1, 2020
Russian opponent Alexei Navalny accused President Vadimir Putin of being "behind" his poisoning, in his first published interview since he left the German hospital where he was treated.
I claim that Putin is behind this act, I see no other explanation, he told German weekly Der Spiegel, which published excerpts of the interview on its website Thursday morning.
"My duty now is to remain as I am, someone who is not afraid. And I'm not afraid! “, Also says the main opponent of the Kremlin.
According to the German weekly, he also confirms in the interview, the entirety of which is to be broadcast later today, his intention to return to Russia once cured.
A tireless anti-corruption activist and fierce critic of the Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, 44, fell seriously ill on August 20 on a plane in Siberia while campaigning for an election.
Three European laboratories have concluded that it was poisoned with a Novichok-type nerve agent, designed for military use in Soviet times, and Western capitals have therefore called on Russia to explain and investigate. Moscow rejects all accusations.
Alexeï Navalny was released from the Berlin Charité Hospital a week ago, where he was treated for a month. He is now continuing his convalescence in Germany which, according to his spokesperson, will take "a lot of time ».
Credit : Sudinfo