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Germany to discuss EU response to Navalny poisoning after OPCW report - Merkel

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov's murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country's constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will discuss with it European partners a response to Russia over the poisoning with a banned nerve agent of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny once the global chemical agency has reported on the case, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

“We are now waiting for the results of the OPCW...and then we will discuss necessary reactions with European partners,” Merkel said in parliament, referring to the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

Reporting by Michelle Adair; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Paul Carrel