Moscow, 3rd September: The Kremlin has rejected accusations that Russia had been responsible for the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Thursday.
According to Reuters, Kremlin rejects the accusations regarding the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and said it saw no grounds for sanctions to be imposed against Moscow over the case.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Navalny had been poisoned with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent in an attempt to murder him.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow has rejected any suggestion that Russia had been behind the attack on Navalny and warned other countries against jumping to hasty conclusions.
“There are no grounds to accuse the Russian state. And we are not inclined to accept any accusations in this respect,” Peskov told reporters.
Peskov said there was therefore no reason to discuss sanctions against Moscow.
Navalny, 44, is an outspoken opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin and has specialized in high-impact investigations into official corruption. He was airlifted to Germany last month after collapsing on a domestic Russian flight after drinking a cup of tea that his allies said was poisoned.
Merkel has said Germany would consult its NATO allies about how to respond to the poisoning.
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