The Kremlin said on Wednesday it does not need to have the illness of Russia’s opposition leader, who’s in a coma at a German hospital following a suspected tragedy, to influence relations with the West as international pressure mounts on Moscow to research Alexei Navalny’s condition.
The announcement came after physicians in the Berlin hospital in which the 44-year-old has been treated said tests suggested that he was hospitalized, and moments before UK prime minister Boris Johnson joined other Western officials at demanding a clear investigation.
“The perpetrators should be held liable and also the UK will join global efforts to guarantee justice is done.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reiterated on Wednesday that Moscow”categorically” disagreed with”hasty” decisions that Navalny was a victim of intentional poisoning,” also stated it does not need the situation to change its ties with the West.
“We would not need that… Second, there’s absolutely no reason whatsoever for this,” Peskov informed reporters. “We’re, not like other people, considering knowing what resulted in a coma.”
Navalny, a poet and corruption investigator who’s among Putin’s fiercest critics, fell sick on a trip back to Moscow from Siberia a week and has been taken to a hospital at the northwestern town of Omsk following the airplane made an emergency landing.
On the weekend, he had been moved into the Charité hospital in Berlin, where physicians found signs of”cholinesterase inhibitors” within his or her system.
These act by blocking the breakdown of an essential compound in the body, acetylcholine, that transmits signals between nerve cells. Navalny has been treated with all the antidote atropine.
His allies say the Kremlin is supporting the illness of the most notable opponents, accusations which officials hailed as”empty sound”.
The strain on Moscow mounted following Charité revealed its findings. Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a comprehensive investigation into Navalny’s condition. Officials at France and Norway echoed her opinion, along with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated the US”stands willing to help” using a stunt if reports of a poisoning”prove true”.
Based on Russia’s Foreign Ministry, Biegun cautioned that when Navalny’s poisoning is supported, the US could take actions that will transcend Washington’s answer to findings of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections.
The ministry stated Russian diplomats cautioned Biegun against making unfounded accusations and noticed that Russian governments stand to get a”comprehensive and objective analysis of what occurred.”
The Kremlin said on Tuesday that there were no grounds for a criminal investigation to date as it has not been completely established what led to the politician to become a coma. Peskov stated Navalny’s condition might have been triggered by other causes.
Merkel’s spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer, said on Wednesday there wasn’t any reason to doubt that the German physicians’ findings.
“By the face of the German authorities, there’s the fullest hope in the work of these physicians,” Demmer said, adding that Germany takes the clinical signs of a poisoning”quite seriously.”