The Russian Presidency assured this Thursday that “there is no reason” to accuse the Moscow government of poisoning with a nerve agent of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalni, and that the Russian authorities do not accept any allegations.
“I would choose the words carefully when we talk about allegations against the Russian state, as there are currently no allegations and there is no reason to blame the Russian state,” Kremlin spokesman Dimitri Peskov said at a press conference. Russian news agency Tass. “We are not inclined to accept allegations in this regard,” emphasized Peskov.
He also supported the work of the Russian doctors who treated Navalni and assured that the “numerous tests” he was subjected to did not reveal any toxic substances. “The numerous analyzes and comprehensive controls that Navalni carried out before his transfer to Berlin did not reveal any toxic substances,” said the Sputnik agency.
The spokesman for the Russian Presidency has said he does not believe there are people in Russia who could benefit from alleged navalni poisoning. “I can’t answer your question about who would benefit from poisoning this person. In fact, I don’t think anyone can make anything of it if they look at things soberly,” he argued.