Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny drew attention to the fact that U.S. President Donald Trump has not condemned his poisoning with nerve agent but Navalny believes that it should take place as CBS reported.
“So, I think it's extremely important that everyone, of course, including and maybe in the first of all, president of United States, to be very against using chemical weapons in the 21st Century,” Navalny said.
He also drew attention to the fact that the American president does not show the support to the position of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel Macron who convinced the EU to impose the sanctions due to this fact.
The politician confirmed his confidence that President of Russia Vladimir Putin is guilty of his poisoning.
“It's a banned substance. I think for Putin-- why-- he's using this chemical weapon to do-- do both, kill me and, you know, terrify others. It's something really scary, where the people just drop dead without-- there is no gun. There are no shots and in a couple of hours, you-- you'll be dead and without any traces on your body. It's something terrifying. And Putin is enjoying it,” the Russian oppositionist said.
According to him, Russia not only keeps the Novichok nerve agent but also develops it. he also supposed where this poison could be contained.
“They discover Novichok, this nerve agent in my blood, inside of the body, on my body and on this bottle from the hotel. So-- that's why we now-- we know that I was poisoned in the hotel. Because I, well, it's again, it's just pure speculation, because no one knows what-- what-- what happened exactly. But I think that when I was-- maybe put some clothes with these-- with this poison on me, I touch it with the hand, and then I sip from the bottle. So this nerve agent was not inside of a bottle but on the bottle,” Navalny supposed.
On August 20, Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was urgently hospitalized during his return to Moscow from Tomsk. He felt bad during the flight and the plane was urgently landed in Omsk. Alexei Navalny was put on a ventilator. Later, the doctors reported that Navalny was not poisoned. The head physician claimed that his metabolism has been impaired.
On September 2, a special laboratory of the Bundeswehr has conducted a toxicological test using samples from Alexei Navalny and came to the conclusion that the Russian politician was poisoned with a substance of neuro-paralytic agent from the Novichok group.
On September 23, Navalny was discharged from the hospital of the German Charité clinic.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny claimed that President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin is personally involved in his recent poisoning.
On October 15, the EU prepared sanctions for Navalny’s poisoning against FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, First Deputy Chief of Staff Sergei Kiriyenko, Russian Interior Minister Andrei Yarin, Russian President's Plenipotentiary Representative in the Siberian Federal District Sergei Menyailo, and two Deputy Defense Ministers - Alexei Kryvoruchko and Pavel Popov.