NATO Calls for Probe Into Russian Opposition Leader's Sickness

Navalny, a leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Sunday was airlifted in a coma for treatment at a clinic in Berlin after collapsing on a plane last week while returning to Moscow from Siberia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a video call at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 19, 2020.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a video call at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 19, 2020. Credit: Alexei Nikolsky,AP
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on Wednesday for an investigation into the circumstances behind Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny's sickness, saying medical reports of a toxic substance in his body were credible.

"We have no reason to doubt the finding of the doctors in the hospital, and what we need now is a transparent investigation to find out what happened and to make sure that those responsible are held accountable," Stoltenberg told reporters in Berlin before a meeting with EU defence ministers.

Navalny, a leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Sunday was airlifted in a coma for treatment at a clinic in Berlin after collapsing on a plane last week while returning to Moscow from Siberia.

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