Russia has denied allegations of poisoning Russian President Vladimir Putin and critic of the country’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In a statement on Thursday, the Kremlin claimed that Russia was trying to find out what had happened to the Navy.
An official German statement said on Wednesday (2 September) that toxicology tests had found disproportionate evidence of the presence of the Nwanikli group of chemical nerve agents that were being treated there. On Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was clear evidence of Navalny’s murder. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the incident “cruel”: “Now it is up to the Russian government to do exactly what it does to Navalny.” The White House called the incident “absolutely condemnable”.
“We do not want our partners in Germany and other European countries to reach a final decision,” Russian President’s Office spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday. There is no reason to accuse Russia. “
Western nations are demanding a new ban on Russia in the wake of the Navalny incident. These countries have also called for the closure of the Nord Stream-2 project under construction in the Baltic Sea. If implemented, the 1.1 billion project will double the supply of natural gas from Russia to Germany.
Peskov says there is no reason for the Navy in the West to impose new economic sanctions on Russia. A Kremlin spokesman insisted that Russia was trying to find out what had happened to him. He also claimed that the government was not interested in poisoning Navalni.
Alexei fell ill on the morning of 20 August on a flight from Tomsk, Siberia to Moscow. The aircraft made an emergency landing in Omsk, Siberia, and was taken to a hospital there. There he went into a coma. He was later taken to the Charity Hospital in Berlin for treatment. He is still in a coma.
Navalny’s relatives allege that he was poisoned at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin. At a regular news conference on 25 August, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was asked about the allegations, stating that this could not be true. He said that until the presence of toxins was confirmed in Navani’s body, there would be no case or investigation in Russia.
Earlier in 2016, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were also used as novice nerve agents in Britain. At that time Western countries also accused Russia.