The Kremlin roared at Yulia Navalnaya

The Russian presidential administration considers the allegations of Alexei Navalny's widow “baseless and malicious.”

Julija Navalnaya participated in the meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday. All Over Press

For the first time, the Kremlin has taken a stand on accusations that President Vladimir Putin was responsible for the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

In a video released on Monday, Navalny's widow, Yulia Navalnaya, indicated that the Russian regime killed her husband with the Novichok nerve agent.

– Vladimir Putin killed my husband, said Navalnaya.

On Tuesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov strongly denied the allegations.

– Of course, these are completely baseless and malicious accusations against the Russian head of state. But taking into account that Yulia Navalnaya became a widow a few days ago, Peskov says that he will not comment on the matter, AFP news agency reported.

He also rejected calls for an international investigation into Navalny's death, which the European Union said it would demand on Monday.

Navalny died Friday in a Siberian prison under unclear circumstances. The secrecy surrounding Navalny's disappearance is compounded by the fact that the man's relatives have not been allowed to see his body. According to Navalnaya, this is done so that the nerve agent residues have time to evaporate.

Official Russia has explained that the “chemical examination” of the body will take two weeks.

Yulia Navalnaya took the stage at the Munich Security Conference hours after her husband's death. Reuters

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