Russia assured this Wednesday that it is just as “interested” as anyone else in knowing what happened to its opponent Alexei Navalni, so that he is now in a coma, considering that this event need not worsen relations with the West .
“We are also interested in understanding and determining what happened to the patient (…). We are no less interested than others,” Kremlin spokesman Dimitri Peskov told the press.
According to Russian authorities, he was also against labeling what happened to the enemy, who is in a coma in a Berlin hospital, and “qualifying it as poisoning, which has not yet been finally confirmed”. “This is a Russian citizen who is in a coma and we want to find out what is causing this coma,” he said.
On the other hand, the spokesman for Vladimir Putin believes that what happened to Navalni need not damage relations with Western countries. “First, we don’t want that. Second, there are no reasons for it,” he replied when asked about this.