The Prosecutor General's Office of Russia has considered the materials sent by the Ministry of Justice of Germany in response to Russian requests

In the period from August 27 to September 28, 2020, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation in accordance with the European Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters of April 20, 1959 and its additional protocols, sent four requests for legal assistance to the Federal Office of Justice of Germany based on the material of the check carried out by the investigative bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia on the fact of hospitalization of A.A. Navalny from the airflight Tomsk-Moscow.

At present, the materials sent by the Ministry of Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation in response to these requests have been considered.

The Russian requests sought to conduct more than 15 procedural actions, of which, as follows from the materials, only two were actually executed: Navalny and his wife were questioned, but the interview records are not very informative and do not contain answers to the questions raised.

The requests for questioning the doctors treating A.A. Navalny were not granted, it was refused to provide the copies of medical documents, medical record, copies of forensic medical examinations, toxicological and other laboratory tests. It was also denied to provide A.A. Navalny’s biomaterials for comparative studies.

According to the received documents, the German party conducted a toxicological study of objects – bottles, on which traces of “Novichok” nerve agent had been allegedly found. At the same time, the German party did not provide any specific conclusions based on the results of the examinations, offering to trust their word for it. In particular, it did not provide the information about the experts who conducted the research, and refused to interview them.

In addition, it was denied to question M.Pevchikh, as her address in the Federal Republic of Germany was allegedly unknown. At the same time, as can be seen from numerous data published on social networks, including on the day of Navalny's departure from Germany to Russia, M. Pevchikh was among those accompanying him.

Among other things, the request for information regarding the e-mail address which was used to send the messages about the mining of Omsk social infrastructure facilities has not been executed.

All the above suggests a formal approach of the FRG to the execution of Russian requests, in fact, without providing anything that could shed light on the situation with the alleged poisoning. This is seen as a direct intention of foreign colleagues to conceal the true circumstances of the incident in order to continue their false claims against the Russian party.

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