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Alexei Navalny Says Russia's Putin Had Him Poisoned With Nerve Agent

Posted on AllSides October 1st, 2020
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he believes that President Vladimir Putin had him poisoned with a rare nerve agent.

In an interview published Thursday, Navalny told the German magazine Der Spiegel that the use of the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok meant his poisoning was orchestrated by one of Russia's intelligence agencies. He said the heads of those agencies "cannot make a decision like that without being instructed by Putin. They report to him."

"I assert that Putin was behind the crime, and I have no other explanation for what...

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