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Politics Trump sidesteps question about poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny: 'We'll talk about that at another time'

11:31  22 september  2020
11:31  22 september  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

Navalny's team says nerve agent used to poison him found on hotel room bottle

  Navalny's team says nerve agent used to poison him found on hotel room bottle Traces of the Novichok nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny were found on a bottle in his hotel room in Siberia, his team said. The discovery suggests that Navalny was poisoned before he left the hotel and not at the airport, where they initially suspected he might have ingested the poison through a cup of tea.

President Donald Trump dodged a White House reporter's question on the poisoning of Russian President Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny , saying " we ' ll talk about that at another time ." Navalny , an anti-corruption activist and prominent critic of Putin , was poisoned on a flight from

“Uh,” Trump replied. “ We ’ ll talk about that at another time .” “On Wednesday, the German government confirmed the doctors’ fears: Mr. Navalny , 44, had been poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent from the Novichok family, a potent class of chemical weapon developed by the Soviet

Alexei Navalny in a dark room: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny pays respect to founder of Russia’s oldest human rights group and Sakharov Prize winner Lyudmila Alexeyeva in Moscow, Russia December 11, 2018. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters © Maxim Shemetov/Reuters Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny pays respect to founder of Russia’s oldest human rights group and Sakharov Prize winner Lyudmila Alexeyeva in Moscow, Russia December 11, 2018. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters
  • President Donald Trump dodged a White House reporter's question on the poisoning of Russian President Vladimir Putin critic Alexei Navalny, saying "we'll talk about that at another time."
  • Navalny, an anti-corruption activist and prominent critic of Putin, was poisoned on a flight from Siberia in late August and has been recovering in a German hospital.
  • At the hospital, the nerve agent Novichok was found in his system, which has been used to poison other Russian dissidents.
  • In his first public message since the incident, Navalny posted on Instagram last week. He intends to return to Russia upon his full recovery, according to his press secretary.
  • "Hi, this is Navalny," Navalny said in Russian in the caption, which was translated by CNN. "I miss you. I still can hardly do anything, but yesterday I was able to breathe on my own for the whole day. Just myself. I did not use any outside help, not even the simplest valve in my throat."
  • World leaders condemned Russia in the week following the incident. Former Vice President Joe Biden also slammed the Kremlin, blaming the Russian government for Navalny's poisoning.
  • "Once again, the Kremlin has used a favorite weapon – an agent from the Novichok class of chemicals – in an effort to silence a political opponent," Biden said.
  • The president has since largely stayed silent with regard to the incident.
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New info emerges on poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny

  New info emerges on poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny Associates of Vladimir Putin's biggest critic say he was likely poisoned with Novichok by way of a water bottle in his hotel room.Justice Department investigation into FBI's Russia probe may be nearing end

President Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny , saying he has not seen proof. Mr Navalny - an anti-corruption campaigner who has long been the most prominent face of opposition to President Vladimir Putin in Russia - is in a coma

President Vladimir V. Putin has never publicly mentioned the opposition leader’s name in 20 years of Aside from references to Mr. Navalny included in official transcripts of news conferences, the Kremlin This is their guiding strategy.” Another source of their anger, he said, was that the security

'You are good people:' Navalny thanks Russian pilots, medics .
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in Germany recovering from what authorities there determined to be nerve agent poisoning, thanked Russian pilots and paramedics for acting quickly after he fell into a coma on a flight from Siberia. Navalny, who collapsed on a plane to Moscow on Aug. 20 and spent nearly three weeks in a coma, said in an Instagram post on Friday that pilots “quickly landed the plane in Omsk” and medical workers at the airport “jammed a dose of atropine" into him, immediately recognizing “a toxic poisoning.

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