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NATO says Russia must cooperate on probe into Navalny case

The NATO allies agreed on Friday that Russia must cooperate fully with an impartial investigation to be led by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons into the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the alliance’s chief said.

“Any use of chemical weapons shows a total disrespect for human lives and is an unacceptable breach of international norms and rules,” Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference.

“The NATO allies agree that Russia now has serious questions, which it must answer. The Russian government must fully cooperate with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on an impartial international investigation,” he said, reporting back from a meeting of the alliance’s ambassadors.