Russian Presidency spokesman Dimitri Peskov reportedly found it “unacceptable” for attempts to link senior Russian government officials to the case of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalni, who remains in hospital in Germany after being poisoned in Siberia Russian news agency Sputnik.
“These allegations, which directly or indirectly signal the involvement of an official Russian representative in the event, are unacceptable,” said the spokesman for the Russian presidency when asked about the latest statements by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Peskov said these allegations were “false and biased” and stressed that the Russian authorities were interested in clarifying what happened to Navalni.
On Wednesday, Pompeo said in an interview with journalist Ben Shapiro that there is “a significant likelihood” that senior Russian officials are implicated in the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalni.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized Germany for calling for an investigation into the alleged poisoning of Navalni while failing to respond to requests for information from Russian authorities.