2nd Jun 2023


Navalny 'was to be silenced', Merkel says

German chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny "was to be silenced", and is a "victim of a crime". Merkel said Navalny, now in a Berlin hospital, was a victim of an attack with a chemical agent of the Novichok group. She condemned the attack, saying "it raises severe questions that only the Russian government can answer and will have to answer," she said.

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