OREANDA-NEWS. The publications about the second poisoning of the Russian oppositionist Aleksey Navalny are not serious. This was stated on December 16 by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov.

“We are already accustomed to the fact that the United States and other Western countries simply announce in the media about the next accusations against Russia,” Lavrov said at a press conference in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. He noted that “all these news are fun to read.” “The manner in which these news are presented says only one thing: that our Western partners lack any ethical standards and lack any skills for normal diplomatic work and unwillingness to comply with international legal norms when it comes to establishing facts,” Lavrov added.

On December 12, the newspaper Sunday Times, citing anonymous sources, reported that there was an attempt to poison Navalny for a second time, when he was in an artificial coma in the city of Omsk. The publication claimed that this information was provided to the British intelligence services by their colleagues from Germany.