Navalny Poisoning Germany Debates Halting Contentious Russian Pipeline Project

Leading politicians in Germany from all mainstream parties are demanding that construction on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 be suspended as a result of the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. But Merkel's government is so far resisting such calls.
Chancellor Merkel and President Putin in Moscow in January: "There are now very serious questions that only the Russian government can and must answer."

Chancellor Merkel and President Putin in Moscow in January: "There are now very serious questions that only the Russian government can and must answer."

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Opposition leader Alexei Navalny: Traces of the agent were found in blood, urine and skin samples taken from Navalny.

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny: Traces of the agent were found in blood, urine and skin samples taken from Navalny.

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Navalny's wife Yulia in Berlin

Navalny's wife Yulia in Berlin

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