The German government has confirmed that Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Russian oppositionist at the Berlin Charite clinic.
It is alleged that this was not a secret meeting, but a private meeting.
“The word“ secret ”is not applicable here at all. Everything that is not a public event (Mrs. Merkel – “Kommersant“) is secret. It was a private meeting between the Chancellor and Navalny, and thus it was not secret, but it was not open to the public either, ”German government official Steffen Seibert told reporters (quoted by TASS). According to him, the meeting took place last week. Mr. Seibert refused to disclose her details.
Recall that Der Spiegel originally wrote about the meeting. The German newspaper claims that Mrs. Merkel’s visit took place “in complete secrecy.” Mr. Navalny confirmed the Chancellor’s visit, but also noted that the meeting was not secret, but personal.
Alexey Navalny was in a coma from August 20 to September 7. He was hospitalized on a flight from Tomsk to Moscow to an Omsk hospital. From there he was sent for treatment to the Berlin clinic “Charite”. Doctors discharged Mr. Navalny on September 23. Germany claims that the politician was poisoned with poison from the Novichok group, Russian doctors deny the version of poisoning.