Germany asserts that the prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok. But the Russian Foreign Ministry now accuses Berlin of “bluffing.”
Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called on Germany’s ambassador to Moscow to attend talks regarding allegations Alexei Navalny was poisoned.
Officials in Berlin say that they have evidence to support their claim. Russian authorities say that Berlin is “bluffing.”
Opposition figure Navalny was airlifted to Berlin last month after he fell ill on a domestic flight in Russia. Medics in Berlin say evidence indicates he was poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok, a statement supported by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
‘Dirty political agenda’
“This is too serious to allow German officials to keep everythin...