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Alexei Navalny tricks spy into revealing how he was poisoned

Alexei Navalny tricks spy into revealing how he was poisoned
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny tricked an alleged spy into revealing that the nerve agent that almost killed the politician this summer was planted in his underwear, according to a report. Navalny extracted the stunning confession by posing as a senior official from Russia’s National Security Council during a recent phone call whose recording was provided to CNN and Bellingcat, which published an explosive investigation into the assassination attempt just days ago.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny tricked an alleged spy into revealing that the nerve agent that almost killed the politician this summer was planted in his underwear, according to a report.The alleged spy, Konstantin Kudryavtsev, reportedly admitted that the lethal nerve agent Novichok was planted on a pair of Navalny’s underpants.If applied in granular form to clothes, the nerve agent is absorbed through the skin when the victim sweats, toxicologists told CNN.Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny (Pavel Golovkin/AP)

Navalny extracted the stunning confession by posing as a senior official from Russia’s National Security Council during a recent phone call whose recording was provided to CNN and Bellingcat, which published an explosive investigation into the assassination attempt just days ago.The Russian government has denied playing a role in Navalny’s assassination attempt.

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