The US believes that officers from the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) used a Novichok nerve agent to poison Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, CNN reports referring to a State Department spokesperson.
There is no plausible explanation for Mr. Navalny’s poisoning other than Russian government involvement and responsibility. Of course, President Putin and the Russian government would have us believe otherwise, the spokesperson noted.
The spokesperson said that Russia’s inability to answer questions about Navalny’s poisoning speaks volumes.
Russia has suggested numerous, often contradictory, conspiracy theories. Let’s be clear -- these types of conspiracy theories are nothing more than a means to deflect attention from the serious questions before the Russian government, which it has yet to answer, the spokesperson added.
NEWS.ru reported earlier that Germany called on Russia to clarify circumstances of Navalny’s poisoning.