Patrushev, Secretary of the Russian Federation Security Council, said in an interview with Russian media on the 26th that the West used navaline, a Russian opposition figure, to sabotage the situation in Russia.
Patrushev believes that the West needs to use navaline to undermine Russia’s stability in order to create turbulence and incite the so-called “revolution.”;. Russia has seen the possible consequences from Ukraine’s experience.
Patrushev stressed that as a Russian citizen, navaline has repeatedly violated Russian laws, and he needs to take legal responsibility for his actions.
On August 20, 2020, navaline, founder of the Russian anti corruption foundation, felt extremely unwell on his way on a Russian domestic flight and was sent to a hospital in Berlin, Germany for treatment. The German government later said that Navarre had been poisoned with a type of nerve agent, and asked the Russian government for an explanation. The European Union, NATO and many Western governments also blame Russia for this. The Russian side said that when navaline left Russia, there was no toxic substance in his body. The Russian government has repeatedly appealed to western countries not to politicize the incident. On the 17th of this month, when navaline returned to Russia from Germany, he was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.