France calls for transparent investigation into suspected Navalny poisoning

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PARIS (Reuters) – The French Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called for an independent and transparent investigation into the alleged intoxication of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny”It is vital that the Russian authorities conduct a swift and transparent investigation to establish the circumstances under which this act was committed,” the ministry said in a statement.

French President Emmanuel Macron said last week that France was ready to provide Navalny with all necessary assistance, including asylum.

Reporting by John Irish; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Edited by Alison Williams

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