Germany has said that there is “unequivocal proof” that Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent.
Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated that he was a victim of attempted murder and the world would look to Russia for answers.
Navalny was flown to Berlin after he became ill on a flight in Siberia last month, and remains in a coma.
His team are saying that he was poisoned on President Vladimir Putin’s orders. The Kremlin has dismissed the allegation.
The Kremlin spokesman called on Germany for a full exchange of information and foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova complained that the allegations peddled were not supported by any evidence. “Where are the facts, where are the formulas, at least some kind of information?” she asked.