OREANDA-NEWS. Russia has no reason to start an investigation into what happened to opposition leader Aleksey Navalny until it receives data from Germany. This was stated at a meeting of the UN Security Council by Russia’s permanent representative to the organization, Vasily Nebenzya.

“Even a first year law school student knows that any investigation should be preceded by evidence and facts based on the testimony we have available, otherwise our law enforcement agencies have no reason to start an investigation,” Nebenzya said. He also noted that the Russian doctors, “who, by the way, saved Aleksey Navalny, did not find any chemical substances in his analyzes.” “The German laboratory says they found it. […] But we did not receive any evidence from Germany that would allow us to conclude that it was a crime, an attempt at poisoning, and allow to start an investigation,” the diplomat added.