The German clinic “Charite” did not provide information about the treatment of Russian blogger Alexei Navalny, which Moscow repeatedly requested from Germany. This was announced on Friday, December 25, by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
“There is no information that was requested, it is not publicly available,” he said.
Commenting on the report of the medical institution on the clinical case of Navalny in the Lancet magazine, published the day before, Peskov pointed out that the Kremlin did not get acquainted with the content of the article, since the information provided in it is of a highly specialized nature.
“This is a professional publication that doctors read, we are not,” added Peskov.
In their statement, the German doctors admitted that Navalny’s life was saved primarily thanks to the prompt actions of the Omsk doctors of the toxicology department of the emergency hospital No. 1, undertaken after the plane with the patient had landed.
The blogger felt bad on August 20 when he flew from Tomsk to Moscow. The plane had to be urgently landed in Omsk. Navalny was taken first to the Omsk hospital, and then to the Charité. On September 23, the Russian was discharged from a German hospital.
The alleged detection of signs of intoxication with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors in Navalny became known already upon his arrival in Germany. Omsk doctors during the examination did not find intoxication with the substance.
The German government, relying on data from a special laboratory of the Bundeswehr, stated that the blogger was allegedly poisoned with a substance from the Novichok group, without providing any evidence. In mid-October, the EU imposed sanctions on Russian officials over an incident with a blogger.