Kremlin dismisses claims Putin was behind Navalny poisoning

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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.”