The US State Department accused Russia of creating a conspiracy theory in response to charges of using a Novichok substance against opposition leader Alexei Navalny. It is reported by CNN .
According to him, a State Department spokesman, the politician’s poisoning has no other explanation than the involvement of the Russian authorities. “Russia has hinted at numerous and often conflicting conspiracy theories. Let’s be honest: such conspiracy theories are nothing more than an attempt to distract from serious questions about the Russian government, ”he said in a statement.
It is clarified that the statement of the State Department is the most specific condemnation of Russia by the administration of US President Donald Trump.
The United States has prepared sanctions against Russia from for the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, but in order to introduce them, it is necessary to obtain approval from the entire government and Donald Trump. At the same time, the current US President did not accuse Russia of poisoning a Russian politician.
Let us recall that earlier the politician said that eight FSB officers were involved in him. He posted a transcript of his conversation with a man whom he calls one of the participants. The FSB called the video a fake, but at the same time stated that the substitution of telephone numbers used by Mr. Navalny was “a well-known technique of foreign special services”