Navalny blames Putin for poisoning

ABC News’ Ian Pannell reports on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s accusation that President Vladimir Putin is behind his poisoning.
2:55 | 10/02/20

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Turn now to Russian opposition leader relaxing a lonely who is speaking out for the first time since recovering from a suspected poisoning by unknown Russian nerve agent. The balding told a German newspaper der Spiegel. That Russian president Vladimir Putin is responsible for the attack that left him in an induced coma fighting for his life. For more on the story we bring in ABC's Ian panel. You know what Rabbani so sure that Putin is behind the attack and if that's the case why are they allow him to leave Russia and seek treatment in Germany. I mean Lindsey I think case partly a process of deduction and also a process of examining recent history. He thinks are there any people who could get their hands on this particular nerve agent which was developed since Soviet times would have to be a state agency in the British intelligence when the script puzzle poisons here in the UK also by no joke kinds of very similar conclusion that it had to be either the FSB. The replaced him for the KGB or Russian military intelligence. I'd key is adamant that the only people who could have all authorize that's. Sits at the top of the crime and another was Wladimir preaching himself. Does he have empirical proof know the Kremlin responded strongly. Dismissing the allegations saying that they were insulting. And saying that they will rule so baseless. And how does an evolving described his illness and hasn't fully recovered yet. I mean really powerful he says it was like having a nuclear bomb drops on them. He also makes a point if someone wanted to poison him. Without also sending a strong signal then there are any number of different kinds of methods of doing it using only chuck does send a signal less his interpretation and many other people's. Good to have to be states agency it also sends a message to other people that he is in the process of recovering boxes that have said that he hopes to recover at least ninety presents a v.'s prior fitness if not a 100%. But he's having daily exercise daily -- you daily walks and it is a long tough prices but incredible to see him. You know able sits up able to go walking after what happened to and and it only says it wants to return to Russia why would he want to do that I mean how could it be safe for him. Yeah I mean look a great question ride as one of the interview was puts them. I'm here it was very moving sea because he describes his handshake in which is sending the interview is noticed as well. He set my hand with stunning shake because times get my hands shake because what they did to me. I am not afraid I have to go back but he's like Jones in essence what he says is that Putin will of one again his allegation that treats and was responsible whether he walls or whether he wasn't certainly having about the answer the scene would remove the most potent opposition leader in Russia a full inside the crime in the thorn in the side of that macoutes and and so he feels he has to go back for himself. And for his supporters. Hand panel our thanks to you for your reporting.

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