The United States is very alarmed by the information about the possible poisoning of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. This was stated by the adviser to the President of the United States for national security Robert O'Brien, reports Reuters.
According to him, if the reports of the poisoning are confirmed, it will affect relations between Russia and the United States. O'Brien noted that if Russia is behind this incident, the US authorities will take this into account when determining the line of interaction with the Russians in the future.
Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron said that his country is ready, if necessary, to provide shelter to the poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The French leader noted that he discussed the incident with the Russian politician with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He stressed that it is also about the offer of medical services.
Navalny became ill on the morning of August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. The crew made an emergency landing in Omsk, from where the victim was taken by ambulance to the toxic intensive care unit. The preliminary diagnosis is вЂњpoisoning with an unknown psychodyslepticвЂќ (a hallucinogen). A press secretary for Navalny claimed that on the day of departure he did not eat anything and drank only tea in a coffee shop at the Tomsk airport. The Kremlin has assured that Navalny will be able to go abroad for treatment if the need arises.