Un personaggio misterioso spunta nel giallo di Alexei Navalny, l’oppositore russo salito alla ribalta delle cronache internazionali per via di un presunto avvelenamento all’aeroporto di Tomsk, in Siberia.
Si tratta di Marina Pevchik, che a quanto pare si trovava in compagnia di Navalny.
Ha la residenza britannica, la Pevchik, e pare legata al famoso esule russo trapiantato da anni a Londra, Michail Khodorkosky. Il magnate plurimiliardario è uno dei nemici giurati di Vladimir Putin ed è molto vicino ai servizi segreti di sua maestà britannica.
I rapporti tra Khodorkosky e Pevchik, quindi, possono avere un grosso significato, anche per capire meglio la dinamica del presunto avvelenamento di Navalny.
C’è poi in tutta la spy story una circostanza molto strana.
La Siberian Transport Police, incaricata delle prime indagini sul caso Navalny, ha interrogato molti testi. Però, guarda caso, ha “dimenticato” quello più importante: proprio lady Pevchik, la cui verbalizzazione, invece, è di fondamentale importanza.
Come mai? Possibile una tale “superficialità”?
In basso, potere leggere un dispaccio dell’agenzia Reuters che illustra altri dettagli della vicenda.
The 44-year-old Kremlin critic and anti-corruption campaigner fell ill after boarding a plane in Siberia and was hospitalized before being flown to Berlin.
Germany claims to have clear evidence of poisoning with the Novichok nerve agent, but Russia says doctors have not found the poison.
The Siberian Transport Police, which is withdrawing Navalny’s moves, said in a statement that Russia would prepare a request for their officials and an expert to shadow German investigators.
Police said that following reports that Nawali had come out of a coma, officials could be present to clarify and ask further questions as “German colleagues are conducting investigations with Navalny, Medics and experts”.
Although the case prompted an international call for Russia to conduct a transparent investigation or risk sanctions, the country has not launched a criminal investigation because it says it has not found evidence of poisoning in the investigation.
The Siberian Transport Police conducted an investigation into what happened and on Friday published some findings about Navalny’s activities.
She said she identified where Navalny lived and ate and drank “wine and alcoholic cocktails.” They confirmed that he had visited the “Vienna Kofiha houses” at the airport in the city of Tomsk, where his followers suspected that he had been poisoned with a cup of tea.
Police said they had questioned everyone who came with Navalny, except for Marina Pevchik, a “permanent resident of Britain”.
They are trying to find passengers on a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. On August 20, Navalny became ill.
Russia has reiterated that it has not responded to Germany’s order to view medical data that led to the announcement that Navalny was poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent.
Russian doctors said they had given an antidote to the neurological agents, which is now being treated by doctors at a Berlin hospital.
Nella foto Alexei Navalny