Russian presidential spokesman: "Government wishes Alexei Navalny speediest recovery"

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20 August 2020

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated that the Kremlin is aware of the situation regarding politician and activist Alexei Navalny and assured that should he need to be treated abroad the relevant request will be reviewed in an urgent manner, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The spokesman added that the government wishes the politician the speediest recovery, "just like for any Russian citizen".

Peskov went on to say that the Kremlin is monitoring the situation like everyone else via the media, noting that no special reports had been submitted to the Russian president on the matter. The spokesman cautioned the public against jumping to conclusions and instead wait for official information, assuring that should it turn out that Navalny was poisoned a criminal investigation will be opened into the incident.

"Doctors are all that is necessary now. In fact, the best doctors were involved in Omsk […] We just have to wait for the analysis results. And if it was poisoning, then we need to know what poison was used", Peskov said.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED