Merkel secretly visited Navalny at the clinic
German Chancellor Angela Merkel secretly visited Alexey Navalny while he was at the Charite clinic in Berlin. This was reported by Der Spiegel.
According to journalists, the head of state stressed his solidarity with the Russian and expressed readiness to “act to the end” in the investigation of the incident. “[This gesture] for the Russian government should mean that Berlin will not give in and find out the truth,” the report said.
Navalny became ill on August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow, the plane landed in Omsk. There he fell into a coma, and a few days later he was transferred from the Omsk hospital to the Charite clinic in Berlin. European toxicologists said that substances from the Novichok group were found in Navalny’s body. It also traces found on the bottle of water that his family was taken from the rooms of the hotel Tomsk. In September, Navalny was brought out of a coma and discharged from Charite.