German Authorities Declined to Comment on Media Reports about Navalny
OREANDA-NEWS. According to RIA Novosti, the German federal government and the Berlin Senate Department for Justice refuse to comment on new allegations by Western media and Alexei Navalny about attempts to "poison him by FSB officers."
As the press service of the German government said, the federal government took note of these media reports and is not going to give further comments on this matter.
A request about Navalny was sent to the General Prosecutor's Office of Berlin, which is in charge of the incident with Navalny in Germany, since the Russian was being treated in a Berlin clinic and lived in this city after his discharge. German investigators are not officially conducting investigations into this incident.
Navalny, along with the American TV channel CNN, the German magazine Spiegel and the anti-Russian portal Bellingcat, wrote on December 14 that he knew the names of eight "FSB officers" who, in his opinion, tried more than once to poison him, but failed to do so. According to Navalny, "FSB officers" traveled for the oppositionist in Russian regions, including allegedly to Novosibirsk and Tomsk, which he did not know about before. At the same time, there is no evidence that these people committed any specific actions that led to the poisoning.
CNN, Spiegel and Navalny build their version on the basis of air tickets, unloading of telephone bills and false information from Omsk doctors, which cannot be legally obtained or verified.
During a meeting with members of the Human Rights Council, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow was ready to investigate this case, but none of the foreign partners provided materials on the case to Russia and did not explain the reasons.