Alexey Navalny fell ill during a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow last week. He was later transported to Berlin’s Charite clinic for further treatment. German doctors said they have traces of intoxication with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has commented on Russian opposition figure Navalny’s illness.
Johnson took to Twitter to outline his country’s position on the matter.
The poisoning of Alexey @Navalny shocked the world. The UK stands in solidarity with him & his family. We need a full, transparent investigation into what happened. The perpetrators must be held accountable & the UK will join international efforts to ensure justice is done.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) August 26, 2020
Earlier in the day, the Russian presidential spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that the Kremlin strongly disagrees with the claims of poisoning, which have not been substantiated so far, and is interested in finding out what happened to Navalny.
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