Kremlin dismisses claims Putin was behind Navalny poisoning


The Kremlin denied that Vladimir Putin was involved in the poisoning of Russian opposition leader and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who has been in a coma since falling ill on board a flight to Moscow last week.

Navalny’s associates have accused the Kremlin of being involved in Navalny’s poisoning as well as in blocking his move to a hospital in Berlin.

The Charité hospital in Berlin announced on Monday that Navalny had been poisoned, a statement that Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov denounced as “hasty.”