WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Thursday the suspected poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was very concerning and it could impact U.S.-Russia relations.
“He’s a very courageous man. He is a very courageous politician to have stood up to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin inside Russia, and our thoughts and our prayers are with him and his family,” O’Brien said in an interview on Fox News.
“It’s extraordinarily concerning and if the Russians were behind this ... it’s something that we’re going to factor into how we deal with the Russians going forward,” he said.
Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham
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