Chancellor Angela Merkel has described the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, who is currently being treated at Berlin’s Charite Hospital, as “attempted murder.” Lab tests found that the nerve agent Novichok, which was developed in the Soviet Union, had “without a doubt” been used to poison the Russian opposition politician. Merkel, joined by the European Union and NATO, has demanded an explanation from the Russian government . But the Kremlin has dismissed the accusations that Navalny was poisoned and said that it wants to examine the lab results. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has announced that Germany will confer with its partners on what an “appropriate answer” could be in the next few days. Read more: Navalny, Novichok and Nord Stream 2 — Germany stuck between a rock and a pipeline But what is an ‘appropriate’ response? Political scientist Klaus Segbers argued in an article for the online version of Germany’s Zeit newspaper that there had been enough talk with the Kremlin. “It only makes sense to talk if minimum behavioral standards are observed and interests overlap at least a little,” he wrote. He explained that with Russia’s occupation of parts of Georgia and Ukraine, its shooting down of Malaysia Airlines… Read full this story
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