Statement by Jean Asselborn regarding the poisoning of Alexei Navalny

Preliminary test results published by the Charité hospital in Berlin indicate that one of the main figures of the political opposition in Russia, Alexei Navalny was poisoned.

I join my EU colleagues in wishing Mr Navalny a prompt and full recovery and expressing our sympathy to his family at this difficult time. It is imperative that the Russian authorities initiate an independent and transparent investigation without delay, in order to identify those responsible for this criminal act and bring them to justice.


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