It is a gesture of Merkel that underlines the solidarity of the German government with the Russian politicians.
“The fact that the chancellor visited the opposition politicians should be a key for the Russian government that Berlin will not back off in this case and will find out the truth,” the message said.
On August 20, Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was urgently hospitalized during his return to Moscow from Tomsk. He felt bad during the flight and the plane was urgently landed in Omsk. Alexei Navalny was put on a ventilator. Later, the doctors reported that Navalny was not poisoned. The head physician claimed that his metabolism has been impaired.
On September 2, a special laboratory of the Bundeswehr has conducted a toxicological test using samples from Alexei Navalny and came to the conclusion that the Russian politician was poisoned with a substance of neuro-paralytic agent from the Novichok group.
On September 23, Navalny was discharged from the hospital of the German Charité clinic.