Sat. Oct 24th, 2020

Alexey Navalny: Novichok nerve agent used in poisoning, says German government

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(CNN)Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group, the German government said Wednesday.

Navalny, who fell ill on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow last month, is being treated at a Berlin hospital. In a statement, German government spokesman Steffen Siebert said it was “startling” that “Alexei Navalny was the victim of an attack with a chemical nerve agent in Russia.”

    “The federal government condemns this attack in the strongest possible terms.””We hope for a full recovery of Alexei Navalny,” the statement added.Read More

      In 2018, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was the target of a Novichok nerve agent attack in the English cathedral city of Salisbury.This is a developing story. More to follow.

      Source: edition.cnn.com

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