The UN calls for a thorough investigation if information about the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is confirmed. This was stated by the official representative of the UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric, RIA Novosti reports.
According to him, the international organization is following with concern reports of Navalny’s sudden illness. Dujarric said that any suspicion of possible poisoning of the politician should be fully investigated. He added that on behalf of the UN, he wishes the opposition a speedy recovery.
Earlier, Anatoly Kalinichenko, the Deputy chief physician of the hospital of the emergency medical service station No. 1 in Omsk, said that doctors have not yet made a final diagnosis to Navalny. However, they have already ruled out stroke, heart attack and infections, including coronavirus, of which they found no signs.
Navalny became ill on the morning of August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. The crew made an emergency landing in Omsk, where the victim was taken by ambulance to the Department of toxicomaniac. A preliminary diagnosis of “poisoning by unidentified psychodisleptics” (hallucinogen). Navalny’s press Secretary claimed that on the day of departure, He did not eat anything and only drank tea in a coffee shop at the Tomsk airport. The Kremlin assured that Navalny will be able to go abroad for treatment if the need arises.