The claims of the German government that the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent from the Novichok group is based on nothing.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said this on Thursday.
The Kremlin stated that it could not provide an appropriate response. A spokesperson did say that the Kremlin is ready and has an interest in “fully cooperating and exchanging data with Germany.”
Navalny is in a coma in a German hospital after becoming unwell on August 20 on a flight from Siberia to Moscow.
The German government announced through a spokesman on Thursday that laboratory tests had “unambiguous evidence” that the opposition leader had been poisoned.
Novichok is a Soviet-era nerve agent that was also used in the poison attack on former Russian double agent Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia in March 2018 in Great Britain.
Navalny allies declared on Wednesday that the use of novichok or anything related to it indicates Russian involvement. The Foreign Minister of Lithuania also said that.