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France says reviewing request from Russian prosecutor on Navalny case

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny is pictured at Charite hospital in Berlin, Germany, in this undated image obtained from social media September 22, 2020. Courtesy of Instagram @navalny/Social Media via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it was reviewing a request from Russia’s prosecutor general to help in the case relating to the poisoning of Kremlin critic Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

“We have received a request from Russia. It is under examination,” Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Mühll told reporters in a daily briefing.

“The priority remains for Russia to shed light on the circumstances and responsibilities behind the assassination attempt that took place on its territory against a member of the Russian political opposition using a nerve agent.”

Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sandra Maler