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Trump admits Putin's possible involvement in Navalny's death

Trump admits Putin's possible involvement in Navalny's death Donald Trump (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Former US President Donald Trump believes that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is "probably" involved in the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, according to Politico.

The former President was asked to comment on whether Putin could be involved in Navalny's sudden death.

“I don’t know, but perhaps, I mean possibly, I could say probably, I don’t know," Trump responded.

Navalny's death

On February 16, 47-year-old Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny fell into a coma while walking in the Polar Wolf penal colony, where he was serving a three-year sentence.

Later, the Federal Penitentiary Service in Russia's Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug announced that the politician had died.

Russian media named thrombus detachment as the probable cause. This version was confirmed by the head of the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kyrylo Budanov.

At the same time, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, reacting to Navalny's death, emphasized that it was caused by Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.