There is no motive whatsoever to accuse the Russian state of what happened to the anti-corruption and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the Russian government emphasizes.
She has repeatedly stated her willingness to cooperate with the German authorities in the investigation of Navalny.
He is in a coma in a High German hospital after he lost consciousness on a flight from Siberia to Moscow on August 20. He was hospitalized in Siberia for a few days and was admitted to the Charité academic hospital in Berlin at the insistence of supporters and family.
The German government announced that laboratory investigations had “unambiguous evidence” that the opposition leader had been poisoned with some novichok.
This is a Soviet-era nerve agent that was also used in the poison attack on former Russian Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in March 2018 in Great Britain.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Navalny had been the victim of a crime to silence him. She demands an explanation from Moscow.
The famous anti-corruption fighter Navalny has been considered the prominent opposition leader in Russia for years. He was travelling to prepare for next month’s regional elections and select candidates to support.
The lawyer Navalny is known despite opposition from the authorities thanks to social media where he has displayed his investigations into corruption and abuse of power. He has thereby also made many enemies among powerful oligarchs.