Putin critic Navalny reportedly tricks Russian agent into revealing how he was poisoned
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny reportedly exposed details of his own poisoning by successfully tricking a Russian agent into exposing it.
Navalny, a leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is recovering from being poisoned in August. On Monday, CNN reported that an agent from the toxin team of the Russian FSB Security Service made the "amazing revelation" that Navalny was poisoned by a nerve agent planted in his underwear.
The way in which the disclosure came about was equally impressive: Apparently in a 45-minute phone call in which the agent charged with tracking Navalny believed he was speaking to an official of the Russian National Security Council - but in reality he was speaking to none other than Navalny himself. Navalny disguised his phone number so that it looked like the FSB's Russian headquarters to defraud agent Konstantin Kudryavtsev, who ended up "talking about others involved in the poisoning in the Siberian city of Tomsk and how he used to clean up." was sent". CNN reports. Bellingcat also reported details of the phone call.
"Every now and then you come across a story, John [Berman], that really leaves your jaw open," CNN's Clarissa Ward told CNN on Monday morning. "And that's one of them."
Ward added, "Boy, does this conversation cut a huge hole in the Kremlin's narrative, which always said, 'Well, while FSB Navlany might be lagging, that doesn't prove they poisoned him.' Well, it certainly seems to prove it. ”Read more from Navalny's call to CNN.
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