Angela Merkel visited Alexei Navalny in Berlin hospital

Angela Merkel visited Alexei Navalny in Berlin hospital

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Berlin hospital.

German magazine Der Spiegel said Merkel went to see Navalny in the Charite hospital, where he received treatment for a month.

“There was a meeting, but one shouldn’t call it ‘secret’,” Navalny said in a tweet, referring to media reports alleging that Merkel made a secret visit to the Charité hospital.

“Rather, [it was] a private visit and a conversation with the family. I’m very grateful to Chancellor Merkel for visiting me in the hospital,” the politician wrote.

The German government says tests in Germany, France and Sweden have shown Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent. Moscow has denied any involvement in the incident.

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