Russian police announced on Friday they have been investigating opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s poising, officials established a detailed “timeline of events” up to his collapse, and Moscow wants to send investigators to Berlin to work on the case.
The Kremlin’s often-repeated position on the German-alleged poisoning of Navalny had been that it would not investigate the attack because it had no evidence a criminal assault occurred.
Navalny is currently receiving treatment — and protection — at the Charite hospital in Berlin. He became violently ill aboard a flight from Siberia to Moscow, was initially treated at a hospital in Siberia, and was soon airlifted to Germany with the assistance of a non-governmental organization.
Reuters reported on Friday that the transportation department of the Russian Interior Ministry has supposedly asked Germany to cooperate with police investigators who will be sent to Berlin now that Navalny is awake and able to answer