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Despite the dangers Alexei Navalny promises to return to Russia

Despite the dangers Alexei Navalny promises to return to Russia

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is planning to return to Russia on Sunday for the first time since being poisoned in August.

He has stated that he will take this decision despite the risk that he may be imprisoned. The decision, announced by Navalny today, signals his intention to continue the political fight against Vladimir Putin and creates a dilemma for the authorities on how to deal with one of the most prominent critics of the Russian president.

Navalny, who has been receiving treatment in Germany, accuses Putin of ordering his poisoning with the deadly nerve agent Novichok, and some of his supporters had urged him to stay abroad for his safety.

Putin has denied that Russian authorities attempted to poison Navalny by stating that Russian agents would have finished the job if they had wanted him dead.

The Kremlin has said it has seen no evidence that Navalny was poisoned and that he is free to return to Russia at any time.

Alexei Navalny is one of the main critics of President Vladimir Putin. Following his statements against the President, he was assassinated in August and tried to poison himself, but managed to escape.

Article taken from Reuters, translated and adapted into Albanian by Tiranapost.al.