MOSCOW, February 8. /TASS/. Germany refused to provide Russia with any information regarding the experts who examined the water bottles in the Alexey Navalny case, which allegedly contained traces of a poisonous substance, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a commentary Monday.
"[Germany] also provided no data on the results of a toxicological examination of the traces of poison, allegedly found on the water bottles, which [Navalny companion] Marina Pevchikh transported from the Tomsk hotel to Berlin. German authorities also refused to provide any information on the experts who examined those bottles and refused Russia's request for questioning them," Zakharova pointed out.
On January 21, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office disclosed that another request on the Navalny case was forwarded to Germany, in which the agency called on the German authorities to reply to previous requests. The Office explained that, since most of its requests were denied and the protocols of questioning of Navalny and his wife were of little substance, the Office viewed this as complete failure to fulfill Russian requests for legal assistance under formal pretext. German authorities confirmed that they received Moscow's request.