German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that “there are many signs” of the involvement of the Russian state in the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
He said this in an interview with the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
Answering the question about how confident he is that the Russian state is behind the poisoning of the politician, Maas said that “there are many signs” of this, so now everything “depends on the Russian side.”
Moscow has repeatedly denied involvement in the poisoning of Navalny.
“We expect the Russian government to investigate this serious crime. If it has nothing to do with the attack, then it should itself be interested in proving it on the basis of facts,” the Foreign Minister said. He also stressed that if in the coming days no action is taken by Russia within the framework of the investigation, Germany and its partners “will have to discuss the answer.”