Ukrainian intelligence head tells navalny's cause of death

2024-02-25 20:20:41Kosova&Bota SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
Alexei Navalny

The head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Kyrylo Budanov, commented on the death of Alexey Navalny, confirming the version given by Russian authorities.

"I can disappoint you, but all we know is that he really died of a blood clot," the head of Ukrainian intelligence said in a comment to reporters. Budanov did not specify where he got this information from.

Independent journalists continue to investigate the death of the Russian opposition politician. The leader of the public humanitarian project Gulagu, Vladimir Osechkin, made a statement On Wednesday that he had proof of Navalny's torture before his death.

According to the human rights activist, Kharp prison staff abused the politician on February 15 and 16, the day before and the day of his death. Osechkin said Navalny was tied up, had his hands and feet blocked and tortured leaving him in extremely cold temperatures. "I have passed this information on to Navalny's team," he said.

Vladimir Osechkin called on Navalny's family to postpone the funeral and conduct an independent examination outside the Russian Federation. He promised to assist in the investigation, evacuate all potential witnesses and, if necessary, pay for the body's delivery and expertise, as well as fund the return of the body to the burial site. He also promised to publish a full list of all colony employees involved in Navalny's murder.