NATO chief Stoltenberg calls for investigation into Navalny poisoning

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on Wednesday for an investigation into the circumstances behind Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s sickness, saying medical reports of a toxic substance in his body were credible, Reuters reports.

The Charité hospital released a statement saying "clinical evidence suggests an intoxication through a substance belonging to the group of cholinesterase inhibitors."

“We have no reason now to doubt the finding of the doctors in the hospital, and what we need now is a transparent investigation to find out what happened and to make sure that those responsible are held accountable,” Stoltenberg told reporters in Berlin before a meeting with EU defence ministers.

On Sunday, Navalny, a leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was airlifted in an induced coma for treatment at a clinic in Berlin after collapsing on a plane last week while returning to Moscow from Siberia.



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