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Putin “probably” did not order Navalny’s death in February, US agencies estimate: WSJ – POLITICO

According to the WSJ report, US intelligence agencies shared their assessment with some European intelligence agencies. But some European security officials “remain skeptical” that Putin did not play a direct role in Navalny’s death, given his tight grip on Russia.

The US assessment is “based on a range of information, including classified intelligence, and an analysis of public facts, including the timing of his death and how it overshadowed Putin’s re-election,” reported the WSJ.

Navalny ally Leonid Volkov told the WSJ that “the idea that Putin was not informed and did not approve of Navalny’s murder is ridiculous.”

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees U.S. intelligence agencies, declined to comment on the matter, according to the WSJ report.

Putin has denied any involvement in Navalny’s death. Last month, the Russian president said he had agreed to exchange the opposition leader in a prisoner swap days before Navalny’s death, confirming claims by a close Navalny ally that Russia and Western officials had negotiated a prisoner exchange deal.

On Saturday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he had read the WSJ report.

“I would not say that it is a high-quality material that deserves any attention,” Peskov was quoted as saying by Russian media. “Very meaningless arguments. Apparently they planted it to read on Saturday to the global audience,” he said.


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe.Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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