(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on October 1, 2020, shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (L, on January 16, 2018, in Moscow) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (on July 4, 2019, in Rome). – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has accused President Vladimir Putin of being behind his poisoning, in his first interview published since he left the German hospital where he was treated. “I assert that Putin is behind this act, I don’t see any other explanation,” he told the German weekly Der Spiegel, which published extracts from the interview on its website Thursday, October 1, 2020. (Photos by Mladen ANTONOV and Tiziana FABI / AFP)
BERLIN — Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has vowed to return to Russia as soon as he has fully recovered from his poisoning, saying he would not give President Vladimir Putin the pleasure of being in exile.