US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that there is a “significant possibility” that “senior Russian officials” are behind the poisoning of Russian opponent Alexei Navalni.
“I think people all over the world see this type of activity for what it is. And when they see the efforts to poison a dissident, they realize that there is a significant possibility that this could actually be done by senior Russian officials is coming, “said Pompeo. during an interview on the Ben Saphiro Show.
The US Secretary of State added that Washington would “analyze” what to do in the Navalni case. “We will evaluate and ensure that we are doing our part to minimize the risk of such events,” he said.
Navalni, in Berlin in the hospital, has already come out of the induced coma and “reacts to verbal stimuli,” according to the health staff at the center where he is located.
Angela Merkel’s government has confirmed the poisoning thesis, which was initially ruled out by the doctors who treated him in the Siberian city of Omsk, where he was first treated. Berlin tightened its messages against Moscow to clarify what happened.