Navalny case, Moscow summons the German ambassador.
UN calls for an investigation
Navalny, Kremlin: "There is no reason to accuse Russia of having played a role"
11 September 2020Russian police will ask German authorities to be able to question the opponent Alexiei Navalny, hospitalized in Berlin after alleged poisoning.
"This whole incident cannot help but make us think of a dirty game being staged".
Speaking before the United Nations Security Council, the representative of Russia to the UN, Vasili Nebenzya.
This was reported by the Russian state news agency Tass.
To underline that this whole affair is a “possible deception”, Nebenzya quotes a Latin sentence taken from Seneca's Medea: “Cui bono?
Is fecit cui prodest ".
The crime was done by those who benefit from it.
The German government: it was poisoned
The German government has announced that, according to analyzes, Navalny was poisoned with a neurotoxin of the Novichok class, developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s, the same that according to Britain, was used two and a half years ago. by Russian intelligence to try to kill former double-agent spy Serghiei Skripal in Salisbury.
Russia has no deadline for an investigation
"Our police have no reason to open an investigation," Nebenzya said, commenting on the requests of Western countries to shed light on the matter. "Our doctors - he stressed. the Russian diplomat - who, by the way, saved Alexiei Navalny's life, did not find any chemical weapons in his analyzes ".
Moreover, Moscow has not received from Germany "evidence that would allow to conclude that it was a crime for attempted poisoning and therefore to open an investigation".