Merkel: Russian poisoning of Navalny is attempted murder

Published on September 2, 2020 - Duration: 00:49s

Merkel: Russian poisoning of Navalny is attempted murder

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, called for answers from Russia after hegovernernment said that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisonedwith a novichok nerve agent.

Navalny was poisoned with the same type ofSoviet-era nerve agent that British authorities identified in a 2018 attack ona former Russian spy, the German government said Wednesday, citing new testresults.

The Berlin hospital treating Navalny said he remains in a seriouscondition though his condition is improving.

It said that it expects a longrecovery, and it still can't rule out long-term consequences from thepoisoning.

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