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9/2, 6:57 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Navalny's poisoning was attempted murder - Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured) said on Wednesday that what happened to the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny can be characterized as "attempted murder."

"He was meant to be silenced, and I condemn this in the strongest possible manner," Merkel stressed and added that the case raises a number of very serious questions that the Russian government will have to answer.

The European Union has earlier denounced the alleged poisoning of Navalny, calling it "despicable and cowardly," while NATO, France, and the United Kingdom followed suit and blasted Russia shortly after.

Breaking the News / BU