Germany's Maas: new reports confirm Russia's role in Navalny case

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday that the latest media reports on the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny confirm the German government’s assessment that Russia was behind it. Reports that Navalny had been poisoned with the chemical nerve agent Novichok, are “neither new nor surprising,” Maas told dpa. “The fact that this has now been reappraised and corroborated by journalistic research is a confirmation for us,” he added. Pointing to the sanctions already imposed by the EU against those it holds politically responsible for Navalny’s poisoning, Maas said he did n…

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