Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, in an interview with a representative of the German Prosecutor’s office, refused to cooperate with the Russian side in the framework of a joint investigation proposed by Moscow with Berlin, the New York Times newspaper claims, citing a senior representative of the German security agencies.
In early September, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Germany could transfer data on Navalny to Russia. Still, as for the results of research, we are talking about personal data, permission to transfer which must be given by the person who owns it.
“Navalny is still in the hospital under heavy protection of the German police. During a conversation with an employee of the German Prosecutor’s office, he refused to grant Russia’s request for a joint investigation of the case with Germany, said a security official (Germany),” the American publication writes.