Russia warns Germany about responsibility for libel in Navalny case

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Russia warns Germany about responsibility for libel in Navalny case

Russia warned Germany about responsibility for libel in the case of Alexei Navalny: Russia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said at a Security Council meeting that sooner or later Germany would have to answer. His words are quoted by Interfax.

Polyansky turned to the representative of the Federal Republic of Germany Christoph Heusgen.

“Please do not forget about this when you play along with the new phantasmagoric revelations of Mr. Navalny. Sooner or later, we will have to answer for this whole campaign of slander unleashed by Berlin, ”he said.

Zampostpreda also recalled that numerous specific questions to the German side, as well as five official requests from the Russian Prosecutor General's Office for legal assistance “still remain unanswered.” “Without this, it is simply ridiculous to say that the German side is seriously approaching this subject,” the Russian diplomat emphasized.

Polyansky also responded to Heusgen's recommendation to read Der Spiegel's material about Navalny. According to him, the statements of journalists in the article are based on sources long known as “a kind of journalistic department of Western intelligence services.” He suggested that the German representative was affected by “years of intense reading of The New York Times,” and added that “not every mind can handle such a load of fake news.”

Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry, against the backdrop of the EU sanctions imposed against Moscow due to the Navalny incident, summoned diplomats from several European countries. The Kommersant newspaper wrote that ten high-ranking representatives of France, Germany and Sweden will be included in the sanctions list.

The state of health of Alexei Navalny sharply worsened during the flight from Tomsk to Moscow on August 20, the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk. On August 22, the oppositionist was taken to a Berlin clinic, whose specialists announced the discovery of traces of a substance from the Novichok group in the Russian's body. Russian doctors, who also conducted research, found no poisons. After his recovery, Navalny announced the involvement of the Russian leadership in his poisoning.

On October 15, the EU imposed sanctions on six Russians over the situation with Navalny. In particular, the director of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov, the head of the Russian president's internal policy department, Andrei Yarin, and others fell under the restrictions. They are banned from entering the territory of the European Union, and their financial assets in European banks are frozen. In addition, sanctions were imposed on the State Research Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology.

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