Berlin promised to soon transfer materials to Moscow concerning opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is being treated in a German clinic. This was announced by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
According to Lavrov, the delay in sending these materials is connected with the position of the German Foreign Ministry.
“Today we once again asked our colleagues from the EU, from Germany, whether Mrs. Merkel (…) plans to instruct her employees so that the Ministry of Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany responds to the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office,” RIA Novosti quotes Lavrov.
Lavrov noted that Merkel “has been accusing Russia of poisoning Navalny for two days already, but” he cannot present anything. “
“I already have now just to say out loud that, according to our information, this answer is delayed because of the position of the German Foreign Ministry,” Lavrov said. “We instructed our ambassador to ask the relevant questions and ask what the delay is.”
He stressed that Russia has nothing to hide.
“Let me remind you once again, as soon as Alexei Navalny felt unwell on board the plane, immediate measures were taken to land the plane, an ambulance was already waiting at the airport, which immediately took him to the hospital,” Lavrov said, pointing out that all necessary measures.
As for the tone in which Russia’s western partners speak about the situation with Navalny, this tone, in Lavrov’s opinion, only says that they have “nothing to show but pathos.”
He recalled that in the situation with the Skripals case, Russia was also not provided with any proof of its guilt in their poisoning.
The story with materials about the “poisoning” of Navalny was commented on by the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Vladimir Kolokoltsev. He noted that Germany has extensive experience in working with toxic substances.
“Of course, I understand that Germany has a lot of experience working with toxic substances, but so far there are no results from German colleagues and partners,” Kolokoltsev said in response to a question about when the check in Russia will be completed in connection with the Navalny incident. …
As reported by “Interfax” with reference to an informed source, the check is still ongoing, the examinations have not been completed yet.
“As part of the audit, about 20 different examinations were assigned, at the moment not all of them have been completed,” said the agency’s interlocutor. “We are waiting for the results.”
At the same time, according to him, already conducted studies indicate the absence of toxic substances in Navalny’s blood.
Navalny got sick on August 20 during a flight. The plane urgently landed in Omsk, the politician was hospitalized in the city hospital. Later he was transported to the German clinic “Charite”. Subsequently, Berlin issued a statement that experts from the Bundeswehr laboratory studied Navalny’s analyzes and found traces of a poisonous substance from the Novichok group.