German finance minister calls Navalny's poisoning “brutal, deadly attack”

German finance minister calls Navalny's poisoning “brutal, deadly attack”

German finance minister calls Navalny's poisoning

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said Monday that Novichok's poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was brutal and deadly and that Europe will need to jointly decide on retaliation.

“It was a brutal, bloody attack. From our point of view, there can be no doubt about it,” Scholz told members of the foreign press association VAP in a videoconference on Monday.

“Several international organizations have come to the same conclusion as our study, and therefore we urge Russia to cooperate in the investigation. And of course, Europe will have to jointly decide on the appropriate response,” added Scholz.

(Michael Nenaber. Translated by Olga Beskrovnova. Editor Anna Kozlova)

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