The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation has called on the Russian government to conduct a “comprehensive investigation” into the “poisoning” of opposition politician Alexei Lavalni after German investigators confirmed that he was intoxicated with a Novichok-type nerve agent.
Thus, “in view of the information released by the German government,” Spain has joined the voices calling for movements by the Russian authorities, as well as “persecution of those responsible,” according to a series of messages broadcast on Twitter for foreigners.
“The use of chemical agents presupposes an unacceptable bankruptcy of international law by Russia,” the department headed by Arancha González Laya has condemned.
The case dates back to August 20 when Navalni was feeling uncomfortable on a flight from Siberia and Moscow. He was first admitted to the Russian city of Omsk, but two days later, at the request of his family, he was taken to the Charité hospital in Berlin.
The federal government claims there is “clear evidence” that he was poisoned. Doctors treating him in the German capital assured in a new medical report this Wednesday that the Russian opponent is improving even though he is still in intensive care.