Posted 3 сентября 2020,, 11:08

Published 3 сентября 2020,, 11:08

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Biden on the absence of Trump's statement in the Navalny case: "Silence is complicity"

Biden on the absence of Trump's statement in the Navalny case: "Silence is complicity"

3 сентября 2020, 11:08
Joe Biden, Democratic presidential candidate for the upcoming US presidential election, denounced Donald Trump for not reacting in any way to Germany's statement that Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was poisoned.

We will remind, the version about the poisoning of Navalny appeared after August 20, he became ill during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. The plane urgently landed at the Omsk airport, the politician in a coma was taken to the intensive care unit. Two days later, he was taken to a Berlin clinic.

On Wednesday, German authorities said they found traces of Novichok poison in Navalny's body. This poison first became known after the poisoning in Salisbury of a former GRU employee Sergey Skripal and his daughter in 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on the Kremlin to explain how the poison ended up in Navalny's body. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov recalled that before Navalny's departure to Germany, there were no toxic substances in Navalny's body.

“The Kremlin has once again used its weapon of choice, Novichok, to silence its political opponent. The manner in which Navalny was attacked raises no doubts as to who is responsible for the attack - the Russian authorities. The assassination attempt on Navalny's life is outrageous and brazen, unfortunately, it is the extreme incident in a long history of poisoning of journalists, opposition politicians and anti-corruption activists under the Putin regime. The poisoning of Navalny once again proves that this regime is paranoid and will not tolerate any criticism”, - Biden said.

Trump, who did not react in any way to the statement of Germany, Biden called an accomplice. “The Kremlin believes it can act with impunity. Trump did not respond to reports of an attack on Navalny. His silence in this matter - it is complicity", - is listed in the statement of Biden, which leads him to the press-service. Biden added that he intends to work with US allies to bring Russia to justice for the poisoning of Navalny. In his opinion, the Americans are not safe when "Trump is in the White House".