The Bundeswehr Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Munich has refused to provide Russia with details of the results of the tests of Alexei Navalny's samples which disclosed traces of a toxic substance from the Novichok group. This was announced by an official representative of the Bundeswehr health service in a comment to Novaya Gazeta.
"Additional information on the results of the research may allow to draw conclusions about the specific skills and knowledge of the Bundeswehr on relevant substances. In such a sensitive area, this is unacceptable for reasons of security and interests of Germany," the statement said.
As we reported earlier, the National Medical Chamber of Russia turned to its German colleagues with a proposal to create a joint expert group to find out the "cause" of Navalny's condition.
"Let's calmly get together, representatives and specialists, from Russia and Germany, toxicologists, and discuss whether there is or not, because if it turns out that Navalny was poisoned, we believe that it is necessary to initiate a criminal case in Russia," reads the message.