03:43 GMT28 September 2020
Listen Live
    Europe
    Get short URL
    1112
    Subscribe

    WARSAW (Sputnik) - The Polish Foreign Ministry refuted on Monday, in a comment for Sputnik, claims about a Warsaw-Berlin phone conversation about the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny, currently undergoing treatment in Germany.

    "We refute Belarusian reports about the Warsaw-Berlin phone conversation, in which the two countries' authorities allegedly had to admit that Alexey Navalny was not in fact poisoned", the Polish Foreign Ministry told Sputnik.

    On Friday, Belarusian state-run media released an audio recording of the alleged phone talks.

    A general view shows a sign of the Charite Mitte Hospital Complex near the facility, where Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is receiving medical treatment, in Berlin, Germany August 22, 2020.
    © REUTERS / Fabrizio Bensch
    A general view shows a sign of the Charite Mitte Hospital Complex near the facility, where Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is receiving medical treatment, in Berlin, Germany August 22, 2020.

    On 20 August, Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny fell gravely ill during a flight to Moscow. Following an emergency landing in the city of Omsk, he was hospitalised, where he later went into a coma and was put on a respirator. After testing his samples, Russian medics found no traces of poison, saying that Navalny's condition was caused by an abrupt drop of glucose in his blood.

    However, after he was transported to the Charite hospital in Berlin, German doctors claimed they found traces of a substance from a group of cholinesterase inhibitors in his body, which Russian medics denied. Berlin later claimed there were traces of a nerve agent from the Novichok group in Navalny's tests.

    Tags:
    Belarus, Alexei Navalny, Alexei Navalny, Germany, Poland
    Community standardsDiscussion