Putin was behind Novichok poison plot: Navalny
Published: 01:56 PM, 1 October 2020
Alexei Navalny; Photo: Collected
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny told a German magazine that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind his suspected poisoning in August and stressed that he was not afraid.
“I claim that Putin is behind the crime and I don’t have any other versions of what happened,” Navalny told Der Spiegel, according to an extract of an interview due to be published later on Thursday.
“You don’t feel any pain but you know you’re dying,” Navalny said of the moment that the nerve agent began to take effect on him. – reports Al Jazeera.
Navalny told Der Spiegel he would return to Russia, adding: “My task is now to remain fearless. And I have no fear!”
A political activist who helped Navalny to bring Germany said on September 24 that the Russian opposition leader would take at least another month to regain fitness, adding it was clear he planned to return to Russia and resume political activity.
The prominent Russian politician Alexei Navalny was flown from Russia to Berlin in August after falling ill on a domestic flight. He received treatment in the Charite hospital for what Germany said was poisoning by a “potentially deadly nerve agent” before being discharged in September.
Source: Al Jazeera