French Senator Christian Cambon said that those who are trying to destabilize the position of Russian President Vladimir Putin may be involved in the situation with Alexei Navalny. RIA Novosti reports.
The head of the French Senate Commission on International Affairs, Defense and Security believes that this incident opens up new opportunities for Russia's enemies. He stressed that overall, this is “not a very good episode.”
Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron called on Russia to explain the situation with Alexei Navalny. According to Macron, the fact that they tried to use chemical weapons against Navalny is beyond doubt. In particular, the French leader pointed out that national examinations were carried out in three European countries – France, Germany and Sweden.
Navalny became ill on August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. In the first two days, doctors from the Omsk hospital helped him. They also introduced him to an artificial coma. On August 22, the patient was sent to a clinic in Berlin.
On September 2, the German government announced that military toxicologists had found traces of a substance from the Novichok group in Navalny's body, and called on the Russian government to respond to this information. Russian doctors noted that they had not identified any poisons. In September, Navalny was brought out of a coma and discharged. Rehabilitation will take several weeks, after which he plans to return to Russia.