US President Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia for poisoning Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny. He said that he saw no evidence of poisoning Navalni. The British media BBC reported this.
Trump said the incident is tragic but reporters are asked to focus on China. He claims that China is a bigger threat to the world than Russia.
The Western military alliance NATO and Germany say there is anecdotal evidence that Navalny was attacked by Navochok nerve agents. Navalny’s aides say the Russian president’s office was poisoned at the behest of the Kremlin. Russia has denied the allegations.
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny fell ill on the morning of 20 August in 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. Western leaders united against President Vladimir Putin after evidence of poisoning emerged. Said on behalf of the United Kingdom and Germany; After getting clear evidence of the murder, Russia will have to answer this time.
At a press conference on Friday, Trump said he had yet to see any evidence of Navalny eating venom. “So I don’t know what really happened,” he said. I think it’s sad, terrible. It should not happen. We do not have any evidence yet but we will monitor the case.
Without criticizing Putin, Trump described Beijing as a major threat to the world. “Funny thing is, everyone always talks about Russia,” he said. I don’t think you guys talk about Russia. But I think maybe China is a bigger threat than Russia at this time and that is what you should do.