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Russia's Lavrov tells Germany to stop 'politicising' Navalny case

FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Moscow, Russia September 10, 2020. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asked Germany to stop “politicising” the situation around Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny during a phone conversation with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday.

The Russian side is ready for cooperation on the Navalny issue, the foreign ministry added in a statement.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Gareth Jones

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