German gov't spokesman claims tests show Navalny was 'poisoned by novichok group nerve agent'

German gov't spokesman claims tests show Navalny was 'poisoned by novichok group nerve agent'
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A spokesman for the German government claimed on Wednesday that tests showed that Alexei Navalny was allegedly poisoned by a nerve agent of the Novichok group, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"At the request of the Charite University Clinic Berlin, a Bundeswehr laboratory ran a toxicology test on Alexei Navalny’s samples. It provided undeniable evidence of a chemical nerve agent of the Novichok group," a statement by Steffen Seibert read.

The spokesman proceeded by saying that the country's foreign ministry will summon the Russian ambassador to inform him about the test results.

Germany will also notify partners from the European Union and NATO to work out a common response, the spokesman added.

Responding to the claim, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov clarified that Berlin hadn't informed Moscow about its conclusions regarding Navalny's alleged "poisoning" with Novichok.

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