Russia is not satisfied with the absolutely unacceptable tone of Germany’s position in the case with Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“We are not satisfied with the essence of the reaction to our natural, legitimate, legal demands to fulfill obligations under intergovernmental agreements on legal assistance, we are also not satisfied with the absolutely unacceptable tone in which this position of the German side is brought to the public,” Lavrov said at a press conference following negotiations with his Kazakh counterpart.
Navalny was hospitalized in Omsk on August 20 after he fell ill on the plane. Based on the results of the examinations, the Omsk doctors called the main diagnosis a metabolic disorder, which caused a sharp change in blood sugar. It is not yet clear what caused it, but according to Omsk doctors, no poisons were found in Navalny’s blood and urine.
The blogger was later transported by plane to Germany. On Wednesday, the FRG government announced, citing military doctors, that Navalny was allegedly poisoned with a substance from the Novichok group of toxic warfare agents. In this regard, the Kremlin stated that Berlin did not inform Moscow of its findings, and the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that Russia was waiting for a response from Germany to an official request on this situation.