MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The materials that Russia has received from Europe on the incident with Russian blogger Alexey Navalny have no substance, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday when asked to comment on the information provided by Germany’s Charite clinic, where Navalny was receiving treatment, on alleged toxins found in Navalny’s system.
"Our German partners did not provide any information to us," he said. "There is no information in the interrogation protocols, and there should be technical, technological and research information on the substances that they allegedly detected. But we did not receive anything serious that would help us in the investigation."
When asked whether it can be said that there had not been sufficient evidence, facts and documents to warrant an investigation, Peskov said: “It’s not that there aren't enough of them, but there aren’t any. We have received nothing. Essentially, [what they’re doing is] basically giving us the run-around.”
Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny was detained on January 17 at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, where he arrived from Berlin after receiving treatment due to his alleged poisoning in August 2020. According to Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service, Navalny was taken into custody for repeated violations of his probation in relation to the Yves Rocher case.