German gov't claims three labs 'independently confirmed' Navalny was poisoned with Novichok

German gov't claims three labs 'independently confirmed' Navalny was poisoned with Novichok
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Three laboratories have independently confirmed the presence of traces of a Novichok-like substance in Alexei Navalny's system, the German government said in a statement on Monday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

According to the government's spokesperson Steffen Seibert, special laboratories in France and Sweden have detected the nerve agent in Navalny's body, confirming Germany's findings.

"We renew the call for Russia to explain itself on the events. We are in close contact with our European partners on further steps," Seibert said in a statement.

The spokesperson added that Germany involved the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the analysis of the evidence in the situation of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny.

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