Germany: laboratories in Sweden and France confirmed the poisoning of Navalny by “Novichok”

Berlin again called on Moscow to explain what happened to the Russian opposition politician.

The German government said on Monday that two more European laboratories had provided independent confirmation that Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was poisoned with the Novichok nerve agent, and repeated its call for cooperation with Russia.

Specialized laboratories in Sweden and France confirmed the initial result obtained in Germany, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement.

“We again call on Russia to explain itself about this event. We are in close contact with our European partners about further steps,” he added.