Representative of the faction ‘Alternative for Germany’ in the German Bundestag on foreign policy affairs Armin-Paul Hampel has called on the government to transfer information to the Russian authorities on the incident with the opposition politician Alexei Navalny,
We are confident that the Federal Government should provide the Russian authorities with comprehensive information on the Navalny case, including the Charité doctors’ findings, the German MP said.
Armin-Paul Hampel is currently on a visit to Moscow, where he met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on December 8.
On October 15, the EU countries imposed sanctions on several Russian representatives over Navalny's poisoning. European Union included the head of the Federal Security Service, Alexander Bortnikov, the first deputy head of Russia's presidential administration Sergey Kiriyenko and four other high-ranking Russian officials in the blacklist.
Those on the sanctions list are banned from entering the EU area, their bank accounts in Europe blocked.
On August 20, Navalny lost consciousness on board the Tomsk-Moscow plane. Two days later, an ambulance plane flew him for treatment to a clinic in Berlin. On September 2, Bundeswehr toxicologists determined that Navalny's condition was due to poisoning with the Novichok nerve agent. Laboratories in Sweden and France supported these conclusions.
NEWS.ru reported earlier that Western political strategists decided to use blogger Alexei Navalny's wife Yulia instead of him. According to German journalist Matthias Fritz, Yulia might put forward her candidacy in the elections to the State Duma.