Germany said there is unequivocal proof that Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was given Novichok poison.
Angela Merkel said to press this was an attempted murder and Russian would have to answer it.
Navalny was flown to Germany last month after falling ill and still is in coma.
Alexei Navalny is an anti-corruption campaigner who led many protests against Russian government leadership. He many times have called Putin’s power “Crooked and Thieves”, drawing him out of election.
After the release of the Toxicology Lab test by a military lab in Germany, serious questions appear that only Russians should answer, Angela Merkel said.
Merkel also added that Nato and European partners were informed of the findings and soon Navalny’s wife and Russian Ambassador in Germany will be notified.
The European Union, NATO, and the American National Security council all had their reactions to this over social media and the press.
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova defied, saying the Novichok allegations were not backed by evidence. “Where are the facts, where are the formulas, at least some kind of information?”
This comes as previously Former Sergei Skripral, Alexander Latvineko a Russian critic, Viladmir Kara Mirza Journalist and opposition activist and Pyotr Verzilov had all became victims of such poisonings.