The United States is very alarmed by information about the possible poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny. This was stated by the us President’s national security adviser, Robert O’brien, reports Reuters.
According to him, if the reports of poisoning are confirmed, it will affect relations between Russia and the United States. O’brien said that if Russia is behind this incident, the US authorities will take this into account when determining the line of interaction with the Russians in the future.
Earlier, French President Emmanuel macron said that his country is ready to provide asylum to the poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny if necessary. The French leader noted that he discussed the incident with the Russian politician with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He stressed that it is also about the offer of medical services.
Navalny became ill on the morning of August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. The crew made an emergency landing in Omsk, where the victim was taken by ambulance to the Department of toxicomaniac. A preliminary diagnosis of “poisoning by unidentified psychodisleptics” (hallucinogen). Navalny’s press Secretary claimed that on the day of departure, He did not eat anything and only drank tea in a coffee shop at the Tomsk airport. The Kremlin assured that Navalny will be able to go abroad for treatment if the need arises.