BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called on Russia to investigate the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and hold the perpetrators accountable.
German doctors treating Navalny at a Berlin hospital said earlier on Monday examinations indicated he was poisoned before collapsing on a plane in Russia last week.
“Those responsible must be identified and held accountable,” Merkel said in a joint statement with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
Reporting by Michael Nienaber, Editing by Andrew Heavens
Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.