Selin ATAY-TDO- On Friday, Moscow expressed their demand for establishing dialogue with Germany over the case of Russian politician Alexei Navalny.
By comparing Russian doctors with German doctors, Kremlin said that Russian doctors who treated Navalny initially were much more transparent than the German doctors treating him now.
Earlier this week, Angela Merkel has said opposition politician Navalny was poisoned with a Soviet-style Novichok nerve agent, and she demanded the perpetrators held to account. The German announcement of soviet-style poisoning has raised the possibility of further Western sanctions against Moscow.
On the other hand, Kremlin has until now not opened a criminal investigation, saying there is no evidence yet of a crime.
“According to the version of our doctors it wasn’t a poisoning. The German specialists managed to establish some kind of poisonous substance. We’re counting on a dialogue with our German colleagues.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
“Investigative actions are being carried out by our specialists, and if there is confirmation of the presence of poisonous substances in the biological material of the patient (Navalny), then of course legal consequences will follow. We ask everyone to rely on the facts.”
Russian court said on Friday it had rejected a complaint filed by allies of Navalny accusing a top law enforcement body of inaction over what they said was his attempted murder.