Navalny Blames Putin For Poisoning, Vows To Return To Russia

Russian Leader of Opposition Alexei Navalny said that he wouldn’t give Vladimir Putin the gift of not returning to Russia

Raghav N

October 2, 2020

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Russian Leader of Opposition Alexei Navalny has openly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of poisoning him. In an interview to a German weekly, the Kremlin critic said that there was no other explanation for the ordeal that he went through. Navalny’s supporters also believe that the attack was planned by the Putin government.

The politician was allegedly poisoned by a Russian nerve agent, Novichok on 20 August in the Siberian city of Tomsk. Before being airlifted to Berlin in Germany for further treatment, Navalny was in a coma in a Tomsk hospital for two days. Doctors from Russia said that they did not find any traces of poisoning in the anti-corruption leader.

Navalny is currently recuperating in Germany after he was discharged from a Berlin hospital after 32 days. He has vowed to return to Russia and said that he would not give the gift of not going back to Putin.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Russian Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin has spoken in support of the president, saying that Navalny should be thankful to Putin for saving his life. He also accused the anti-government leader of working for western security groups.

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