Russian opposition blogger Alexey Navalny has confirmed on Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him while he was undergoing treatment at Berlin's Charite hospital
MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 28th September, 2020) Russian opposition blogger Alexey Navalny has confirmed on Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him while he was undergoing treatment at Berlin's Charite hospital.
"There was a meeting, but it is not worth calling it 'secret.' Rather, it was a private meeting and conversation with my family. I am very grateful to Chancellor Merkel for visiting me in hospital," Navalny wrote on Twitter.
The German government later said that traces of a nerve agent from the Novichok group were identified in Navalny's system after tests were conducted. Russian doctors have said that no traces of a poisonous substance were found in samples taken from the blogger.
Berlin has made a request to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to assist with the investigation into the incident. The Russian government has expressed its desire to cooperate with its German counterparts, and Russian diplomats on Wednesday sent a note asking the OPCW's German delegates to share all information.