With Navalny’s consent, the information can be transferred to Russia.
The Berlin Prosecutor’s office said it would be able to investigate the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny, and if he agrees, he will pass the information collected to Russia.
Earlier, the German Federal government refused to conduct this investigation because the poisoning was made in Russia. However, it said it had taken action to ensure the safety of evidence in the case of Navalny, who is suspected of being poisoned with the Novichok chemical warfare agent.
Earlier, senior Russian officials said that Germany might be sent additional requests about the Navalny case. Russia has not launched a criminal investigation into the circumstances of his poisoning – Moscow has indicated that Germany must first provide relevant evidence. On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called Germany’s actions “ridiculous.”