Sep 15, 2020
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Peskov: Moscow does not understand the reasons for Germany’s refusal to transfer samples from Navalny to the Russian Federation

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia does not understand the reasons for Germany's failure to provide Alexey Navalny's biomaterials.

Russia absolutely was and remains open to cooperation and interaction in finding out what happened. In order to move forward in this matter, it is necessary to interact with the German side in obtaining biomaterials. For some reason, we have not yet received a response from our German counterparts. We state our deep misunderstanding of what is happening- Peskov told reporters.

It is noteworthy that this time the Kremlin speaker pronounced the name of Navalny. Earlier, communicating with journalists, he avoided this in every possible way, calling the Russian oppositionist a "Berlin patient."

44-year-old Navalny lost consciousness on the Tomsk-Moscow plane on August 20. He was urgently taken to the intensive care unit of the Omsk hospital. According to the results of the examinations, Russian doctors reported that metabolic disorders were the reason for the sudden deterioration in the patient's health.

Two days later, he was taken to a clinic in Berlin. Her experts said that the Russian was poisoned with cholinesterase inhibitors. Bundeswehr toxicologists determined that a substance from the "Novice" group was used as a poison. Their findings were also confirmed by laboratories in France and Sweden.

Now the international community is demanding that Moscow investigate what happened to Navalny. However, representatives of the Kremlin and security agencies say that they do not see sufficient grounds for initiating a criminal case: while the oppositionist was on the territory of the Russian Federation, no poisons were found in his body, as stated.

The transport police are conducting a pre-investigation check into what happened to Navalny in Russia. At the same time, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation sent a request for legal assistance to German colleagues. The German Justice Ministry confirmed the receipt of the Russian request, but no response has yet been received. At the same time, the German Ministry of Defense noted that Berlin is not going to transfer data directly to Moscow.

The German Foreign Ministry advises Russia to seek evidence from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. On the eve it became known that its specialists took samples from Alexei Navalny for study, wrote.

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