Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is calling on President Trump to join other world leaders in denouncing the banned Soviet-era nerve agent he says Russian leader Vladimir Putin used to poison him, according to a report.
The 44-year-old dissident, who was discharged Sept. 23 from a German hospital, spoke with CBS News’ Lesley Stahl in Berlin in his first US television interview since he was poisoned Aug. 20 during a domestic flight in Russia.
Asked if he believes Putin directed the attack, Navalny said, “I don’t think. I’m sure that he is responsible.”
On Monday, the European Union agreed to impose sanctions against Russian officials over the incident.
The EU foreign ministers agreed with calls by France and Germany at a meeting in Luxembourg to freeze the assets of those suspected of poisoning Navalny and ban them from traveling in Europe under sanctions to combat the use of chemical weapons.
“I have noticed [Trump] didn’t,” Navalny told Stahl for the