PM backs investigation into suspected poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny

Published on August 26, 2020 - Duration: 00:51s

PM backs investigation into suspected poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny

The Prime Minister has confirmed the UK backs a “transparent investigation”into the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

MrNavalny, a politician and corruption investigator who is one of RussianPresident Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, fell ill on a flight back toMoscow from Siberia on Thursday August 20, and was taken to a hospital in thecity of Omsk after the plane made an emergency landing.

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