Russia says Germany has provided ‘no proof’ of Navalny poisoning with novichok
German Foreign Minister urged the Russian Federation to investigate the poisoning of the oppositionist
The German government said Wednesday that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent from the same group as «Newbie».
According to a German government spokesman, the results of a toxicological study at a German military hospital gave «irrefutable evidence» the fact that Navalny was poisoned.
The Bundeswehr statement reads, in part: «At the request of the Charit University Hospitalé in Berlin, a special laboratory of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany conducted a toxicological analysis of samples obtained from Alexei Navalny. According to the result of the analysis, there is no doubt that traces of a military nerve agent from the group were found [in them] «Newbie»».
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas urged Russia to investigate Navalny’s poisoning.
«This makes it all the more urgent to find and prosecute those responsible in Russia., – Maas told reporters. – We condemn this attempt in the strongest terms.».
44-year-old Navalny was sent to Germany for treatment after he fell ill during a flight in August.