Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he intervened to enable the evacuation of competitor Alexei Navalny to Germany following his poisoning with all the nerve agent Novichok.
“When this taxpayer’s wife approached me, I instantly purchased the prosecutor to assess whether it had been possible for him to depart the country for therapy,” Putin said, speaking via video conference in a dialogue forum in Moscow.
According to the Russian president, Navalny, 44, may not have been permitted to leave the country due to”limitations related to court cases” pending against him in Russia.
“I asked the Prosecutor General to permit this [his evacuation].
At the end of August, Navalny, the Kremlin’s fiercest critic, fell severely ill during a domestic trip to Moscow from Siberia. Following two weeks in a coma at a hospital at Omsk, he had been permitted to obtain emergency treatment in Germany following his household piled pressure on police to allow him to leave the nation.
By three European labs, whose findings are supported by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Navalny was contested by a nerve agent from the Novichok class, a chemical developed by Soviet-era experts for army purposes.
The assault on Navalny has strained relations between Russia and the West. Last week, the European Union declared six high heeled Russian officials near Putin who, by Brussels, we’re connected to the event.