Sputnik Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Moscow has serious reasons for considering the “case” of opposition activist Alexei Navalny as a theatrical case, as long as Germany refuses to present evidence to Russia that proves the hypothesis of his poisoning.
Today, Tuesday, Lavrov said during a joint press conference with his Swedish counterpart, Anne Linde, who arrived in Moscow as head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe: “When someone accuses you, he must prove your guilt. But if he says: I will not disclose anything to you because A secret, or because the patient himself did not allow us to do that, we have sufficient reasons to consider this a play. “
The minister added that Moscow was also expecting the Swedish authorities for “transparency and integrity” to provide information about Navalny to Russia.
Since last August, Moscow has been asking the German side to deliver the results of Navalny’s tests that were conducted on him at the Charité Hospital in Berlin, where he received treatment after a severe illness he suffered on a domestic flight in Russia on August 20.
The German authorities later claimed that Navalny was poisoned with “Novichok” in Russia, despite the confirmation of the Russian hospital in which he was treated before his transfer to Germany, at the request of his family, that he had not been poisoned and that his analyzes were sound.
The trial of Navalny, who was arrested on January 17 upon his return from Germany, began in Moscow earlier today, after the Russian Prisons Administration charged him with violating the restrictions of the suspended prison sentence issued against him in a fraud case.