Such a request is "completely unacceptable," said Wolkow of the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung" (FAS) on Friday. He pointed out that corresponding demands from Russia were "pure propaganda" because there is allegedly not even a preliminary investigation into this case.
Navalny collapsed on August 20 during a campaign tour in Siberia. He was later flown to Germany for treatment, where poisoning with a chemical warfare agent from the Novichok group was found. According to experts, this substance points to a Russian crime background. The German government has therefore urged Russia to clarify the background. News agencies had previously reported that the Russian Interior Ministry was preparing a request to Germany to involve Russian experts in the German investigation into the Navalny case.