Merkel Calls Poisoning Navalny A Crime and Demands An Explanation
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been the victim of a crime to silence him, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
She said that after German laboratory research provided evidence that Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent from the Novichok group. Merkel demands an explanation from Moscow.
“There are now severe questions that only the Russian government can and must answer,” said the Chancellor. Merkel wants to consult with NATO partners about a response.
Navalny is in a coma in a German hospital after becoming unwell on August 20 on a flight from Siberia to Moscow.
Germany on Thursday called the Russian ambassador in connection with the poisoning of Navalny.