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Russia summons German envoy over Berlin comments on Navalny

MOSCOW, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Russia’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned the German ambassador to Moscow over statements made by Berlin on the situation concerning Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

Navalny, 44, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, was airlifted to Germany last month after collapsing on a flight from the Siberian city of Tomsk to Moscow. Germany has concluded he was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused Germany of “bluffing” in a statement on her Facebook page. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Alexander Marrow Editing by Gareth Jones)

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