The poisoning of Russian opponent Alexei Navalny was likely orchestrated by "senior officials" of the Russian government, US diplomacy chief Mike Pompeo said last night. Pompeo reiterated that Washington and all its European allies want Russia "to hold accountable", adding that the US will try to identify the culprits: "It is something we will examine, evaluate and make sure we do what we need to do to reduce the likelihood of something similar happening again, "he explained. US President Donald Trump, often accused of laxity in front of Vladimir Putin, explained last week that he "has not yet seen" the evidence of Navalny's poisoning, while Germany had already claimed that he had been poisoned by a nerve agent. "of the Novichok type". Russia assures that no trace of poison has been detected by its doctors in Navalny's body and questions the Europeans' version, considering it a "disinformation campaign" to impose new sanctions.
Navalny, Pompeo: 'Moscow officials are behind the poisoning
The US secretary of state reiterated that Washington and all its European allies want Russia "to be held accountable" (ANSA)
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