Navalny blamed Russian intelligence for the "poisoning" attack

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said he believed Russia's intelligence services had poisoned him with Novichok’s nerve agent because authorities saw him as a threat ahead of next year's parliamentary elections.

Navalny blamed Russian intelligence for the "poisoning" attack

"He understands that there are bigger and bigger challenges ahead of the State Duma election," Navalny said in a YouTube interview with a Russian blogger, his first video appearance since being released from a Berlin hospital. Is.

A fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin appeared in a coma after falling on a domestic flight to Siberia on September 20.

A laboratory in Germany said on September 2 that it had confirmed the use of a neurotransmitter, followed by laboratories in France and Sweden on September 14.

Germany, France and other Western countries have demanded an explanation from the Kremlin for the disease.

But the Kremlin has rejected the notion that Putin or Russian officials were responsible for Navalny’s condition.

Navalny said he did not know how the novice nerve agent entered his system, but it could have been at the level he touched. He said it could take another two months for him to recover, holding his hand during an interview and showing him shaking.

Navalny's spokeswoman Cara Yarmysh initially said she believed the tea had been poisoned’ at the airport, but on September 17, her team said the nerve agent found an empty space in her hotel room in Tomsk. The water bottle revealed that he had been poisoned’ there. And not at the airport.

Navalny said he was undergoing physical therapy, but his health had improved significantly and doctors were amazed at the speed with which he was recovering.

Russia's regional elections lasted three days from September 11 to 13, a political event that benefited some of Newalla’s allies. Russia's parliamentary elections are set for September next year, although some media reports suggest they could be held’ earlier this year.

MEPs have called for sanctions against Russia, saying that on September 17, "used poison, which was from the Novichok group, can only be produced in government military laboratories and cannot be obtained by private individuals, which Strictly speaking, this means that the Russian authorities were behind the attack.

For its part, Moscow rejects what it calls "politicization of the issue."


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