French President Emmanuel macron said that his country is ready to provide asylum to the poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny if necessary. This is reported by Reuters.
The French leader noted that he discussed the incident with the Russian politician with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “We are very concerned about the situation. We are ready to provide any support to him [Navalny] and his family, ” macron said. He stressed that it is a question of both offering medical services and asylum.
Earlier, US President Donald trump, responding to a question about the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, said that Washington is monitoring the situation.
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). His press Secretary Kira Yarmysh claimed that on the day of departure, the opposition leader 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.