The Russian Foreign Ministry Strongly Protested To The German Ambassador Over The Situation With Navalny
Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Russia Geza Andreas von Geir was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry. The day before, on September 8, the Ambassador was summoned for a conversation. This time, the Russian Foreign Ministry strongly protested against the lack of a response from the German side to the request of the Prosecutor General's office of the Russian Federation for full data, based on which the German government announced the poisoning of Alexey Navalny with poison from the Novichok group. An official request to Berlin from Russian law enforcement agencies was sent on August 27.
"The Ambassador expressed a strong protest in connection with the Federal government of Germany's unfounded accusations and ultimatums against Russia in the context of the illness and hospitalization of Russian citizen Alexey Navalny, as well as Berlin's obvious use of the situation with him as a reason to discredit our country in the international arena," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Russian foreign Ministry called the situation around the state of health of the politician hysteria. "The Ambassador was told that the absence of the above-mentioned materials will be regarded as a refusal of the Federal government of Germany to establish the truth in the framework of an objective investigation, and its previous and further actions in connection with Alexey Navalny - as a gross hostile provocation against Russia, fraught with consequences for Russian-German relations, as well as a serious complication of the international situation»,- specified in the message.
A few days ago, the German Foreign Ministry said that Berlin and its partners would have to "discuss the response" if Russia does not start an investigation into possible poisoning in the near future. Moscow insists on providing exhausting data from Alexey Navalny's tests, which led to a conclusion about poisoning. Russian doctors and authorities say there were no traces of poison in the politician's body before he was sent to Germany. Berlin refuses to pass information about research to a third party for reasons of secrecy. In Russia, a pre-investigation check has been launched, and a criminal case has not yet been initiated.