The German Chancellor recalled that she had spoken at length on the topic the day before, saying that “only the Russian government can and should provide answers.”
Germany is waiting for a reaction from the Russian side of the incident with Alexei Navalny. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said this at a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Leuven in Berlin on Thursday. She recalled that she spoke in detail on the topic on Wednesday. “A lot depends on the reaction of the Russian government,” the chancellor said. “I have nothing to add to yesterday.”
On Wednesday, the German government argued that the Bundeswehr toxicologists, based on the results of a study of Navalny tests, concluded that he had been poisoned by a substance from the group “Novice”. Merkel said at the time that “only the Russian government can and should give answers.”
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia was ready for full cooperation with Germany. He noted that no poisonous substances had been detected before the Navalny was exported to Berlin. The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that Moscow continues to expect Germany to respond to the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Sakharova said the German Foreign Ministry had not provided any evidence to the Russian ambassador.