Berlin struggles to reply RT's query on destiny of Navalny’s mysterious affiliate who fled Russia for Germany

When requested by RT, German authorities representatives failed to clarify the thriller surrounding Alexey Navalny’s affiliate M. Pevchikh, who was with him on the time of the alleged poisoning and fled for Germany shortly.

German authorities spokespeople have been grilled by RT Deutsch throughout a press convention on Monday. The officers, nonetheless, failed to supply any precise reply in regards to the lady recognized by Russian authorities as Marina Pevchikh.

“I can’t let you know something about this. We should not neglect that an try was made on the lifetime of Mr. Navalny with using a toxic substance. However I can’t let you know something in regards to the location of a person,” Steffen Seibert said.

The affiliate of the Kremlin critic was reportedly along with Navalny in Tomsk earlier than his alleged poisoning. Not like all different people who interacted with him on that day, she didn’t cooperate with Russian investigators and fled the nation to Germany.

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Pevchikh has spoken on the matter with Meduza, a Latvia-based Russian language information web site, claiming she was by no means approached by the police. She additionally mentioned her title is definitely Maria, not ‘Marina’.

German officers have additionally failed to clarify how a Russian citizen managed to acquire a allow for coming into the nation that quick. Nonetheless, little is definitely recognized about Pevchikh, who’s believed to carry a UK residence allow – and even citizenship. Furthermore, just a few pictures of her exist, regardless of her shut affiliation and repeated journeys alongside Navalny, who’s a really public determine.

The saga of the Navalny ‘poisoning’ kicked off on August 20, when he fell sick on a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. After an emergency touchdown in Omsk, a Siberian metropolis 2,000 km east of the Russian capital, he was taken to an area hospital in an unresponsive situation.

The opposition determine was flown to Berlin’s Charite clinic two days later, the place he’s presently being handled. Whereas Russian medical doctors have discovered no traces of poisonous substances in samples collected from Navalny, their German counterparts have claimed he was poisoned with a variant of the notorious nerve agent household ‘Novichok’. Creators of that household of poisonous substances have already mentioned his signs didn’t correspond with the publicity to the agent, nonetheless.

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