Sanctions could be imposed on the Russian government if it fails to clarify the circumstances surrounding the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny in the next few days, said senior German ministers on Sunday.
German officials already raised the possibility of sanctions against Russia. The government has come under increasing pressure to also reconsider its stance on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which is a critical energy export project for the Russian government. Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed lab tests had found Navalny was poisoned with the banned chemical nerve agent Novichok, which was also used in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal in the U.K. in 2018. British authorities say that attack was carried out by Russian security services.
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