U.N. calls for investigation into apparent poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny
Experts on a revealing video about one of the participants in the assassination attempt on a Russian opposition leader
After the release of Alexei Navalny’s video, I called my killer. He confessed everything, there was no secret left as to who was behind the assassination attempt on the Russian oppositionist. Experts interviewed by the Russian Voice of America Service, as well as numerous independent analysts, political scientists and users of social networks, are inclined to this conclusion..
Recall that in the video, Navalny said that on behalf of the assistant to the former director of the FSB Nikolai Patrushev, he phoned Konstantin Kudryavtsev, who was among other intelligence officers who accompanied the opposition leader on his ill-fated business trip to Tomsk, and asked to clarify the reasons for the failure of the operation, which was required for the report high management. At the same time, Navalny used a program to hide the number, acting like a real pranker.
As a result, Kudryavtsev, in a conversation that lasted about 45 minutes, actually admitted that the goal of their group was to physically destroy the opposition leader, and laid out a lot of details, which, if confirmed, are more than enough to initiate a criminal case into the attempted assassination the life of Alexei Navalny. In particular, the FSB officer named other participants in the operation, including experts in toxic substances.
Details on Navalny’s website and here.
Gennady Gudkov: FSB, Putin are organizers of extrajudicial execution of oppositionist
Gennady Gudkov, a Russian politician, ex-deputy of the State Duma, and a former employee of the Soviet special services, said in a comment for the Russian service of the Voice of America that, in fact, Navalny proved what everyone was already sure of. According to him, the oppositionist has finally established the involvement of the Russian state in the resonant crime..
There is no doubt that the FSB and Putin are the organizers of the attempt to kill him, the organizers of the extrajudicial execution of the oppositionist, he stressed. Navalny simply nailed the Kremlin to the pillory and the president himself, who at a recent press conference cynically lied to the world that Russian intelligence officers only provided operational surveillance of the opposition politician, knowing for sure how things really were.
At the same time, Gennady Gudkov thinks that the next disclosure became a sensation mainly for those Russian citizens who, perhaps, did not yet fully believe that the authorities were capable of this, and who listened to the official versions of what happened: Today everything fell into place : Russia is governed by an organized criminal group that has seized political power, is ready to do absolutely anything to keep it, arranges the murders of its political opponents.
The assassination attempt on Navalny was being prepared for a long time, but for some reason it was not completed, Gennady Gudkov believes. It seems to him that a group specially created for this purpose was constantly on alert. It is quite possible that during this time some experiments were carried out, including on people. Let us recall the many seemingly inexplicable poisonings of representatives of the Russian opposition, Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., Pyotr Verzilov, and others. I do not exclude that they have already tried to poison Navalny, but did not calculate the dose. This is evidenced by at least a summer episode. Then the oppositionist was diagnosed with similar symptoms of the disease in the hospital. I guess the group was waiting for the command, and they waited for it.
Now every Western leader will understand that, shaking hands with Putin at a meeting, he is dealing with a person directly involved in the murders and poisoning, says Gennady Gudkov. And I would highly recommend that they wear gloves just in case, he summed up.
Roman Dobrokhotov: What other conversations can there be when there is a sincere confession
Roman Dobrokhotov, editor-in-chief of the online edition Insider, agrees that all the i’s have already been dotted. According to him, now the question is only one: is the country’s leadership ready to present Kudryavtsev to the public, as it was at one time with Petrov and Boshirov, defendants in the case of the Skripal poisoning in Salisbury.
If the authorities are not ready for this, then by doing so they, in fact, admit their guilt for the poisoning of Navalny, says the interlocutor of the Russian service of the Voice of America. And vice versa, if they consider themselves innocent, then they have full motivation to show everyone Kudryavtsev and say, for example, that this person has a completely different voice, that he was in a completely different place (during the crime), and now he will tell about it himself Otherwise, everything, the performance is over. I do not understand what other conversations there can be when there is a frank confession.
Even before Putin commented on the situation with Navalny during the annual press conference, we pointed out in our investigation two circumstances that exclude any other interpretation other than an attempt at poisoning, the journalist stated: This is that the people who were near Navalny at the time poisoning, FSB officers, and that in their group there were specialists specifically on Novichok, who called up again with specialists dealing directly with toxicology and nerve agents. It is impossible to compare these two facts together and to interpret them somehow other than through attempted murder..
Konstantin Kudryavtsev’s response also contains confirmation that the purpose of the FSB special group was the murder of Navalny, and not a desire to somehow scare him, concluded the editor-in-chief of the online edition Insider.