President of the United States Donald Trump told a news conference on Friday that he had not yet seen evidence that a Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalnyi was poisoned. Germany said Wednesday that Navalnyi was trying to assassinate a neurotoxin with a novice shock.
Trump says he heard about the German findings, and he says he’s familiar with the matter.
– It’s tragic, it’s terrible. That should not happen. We don’t have the evidence yet, but I’m going to take a look, Trump told reporters.
Russia has been threatened with new sanctions following a poisoning incident. NATO has launched an international investigation into the assassination attempt. Secretary-General of the Military Alliance Jens Stoltenberg according to the evidence of novitch poisoning is seamless.
– I am very angry if this is true, Trump commented on the German research findings.
Trump did not mention what action he intends to take if he is convinced of the poisoning attempt. However, he mentions that no one has been tougher on him than Russia. At the same time, however, he also considers the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Russia to be a top priority.
“That’s the most important thing of all,” Trump says of the nuclear talks.
Russia denies attempted murder
The Kremlin has repeatedly denied its guilt in the assassination attempt, and the same line continued on Friday.
– Several theories have been considered from the beginning, including poisoning. According to our doctors, that theory has not been proven, President Vladimir Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrovin according to the German Ministry of Justice has not provided the Russian prosecutors with any investigative findings. He adds that there is nothing to hide from the Russian authorities.
Alternative theories to Navalny poisoning have also been heard from Russia. According to the wildest Russian theories, the Germans may have tried poisoning – even that Navalnyi has poisoned himself.
On Friday, Omsk chief toxicologist Aleksander Sabajev claimed that the state of Navalny could be due to dieting, stress, or fatigue. He said no traces of the poison were found in the investigations.