The Russian Foreign Ministry this Wednesday transmitted to the German ambassador in Moscow, Geza Andreas von Geyr, his “strong protest” against the “unfounded allegations” in connection with the case of Russian opponent Alexeni Navalni, who, according to Berlin, was poisoned on the ground in Russian .
In a statement, the department headed by Sergei Lavrov said that the ambassador who had been invited to the ministry had “expressed a strong protest against the unfounded accusations and ultimatums of the German government against Russia”.
Moscow’s protest also extends to Berlin’s “obvious use” of the situation “as a pretext to discredit” Russia “at international level,” the Foreign Ministry said, according to Russian authorities.
Navalni emerged this Monday from the coma the doctors caused after the alleged poisoning on August 20, although the doctors treating him at the Berlin hospital, to which he was transferred days later, admit it was “too early” is to evaluate the long-term effects of the “severe poisoning” that German experts attribute to a novichok-type nerve agent may have repercussions.
Angela Merkel’s government has confirmed the poisoning thesis, which was initially ruled out by the doctors treating him in the Siberian city of Omsk. Berlin tightened its messages against Moscow to clarify what happened.