France says it is reviewing the Russian prosecutor’s request on the Navalny case

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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is pictured at Charite Hospital in Berlin, Germany in this undated image obtained on social media on September 22, 2020. Courtesy of Instagram @ navalny / Social media via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it was considering a request for help from the Russian attorney general in the case relating to the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

“We have received a request from Russia. It is under review, ”Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Mühll told reporters at a daily briefing.

“The priority remains for Russia to shed light on the circumstances and responsibilities behind the attempted assassination that took place on its territory against a member of the Russian political opposition using a nerve agent.

Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sandra Maler

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