Germany and France do not just agree on everything, but are playing along with Ukraine, and share at least a part of Ukrainian positions. This is a key threat to the negotiation process, since such an interpretation of the behaviour by Berlin and Paris from the Russian side, discredits their mediating role and transfers them to the status of participants in the conflict.
The Kremlin has repeatedly denied allegations that security services used the Novichok military poison. The Russian side has repeatedly expressed its willingness to cooperate since it appealed to the competent authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany with a request to present the revealed facts of poisoning. It was quite expected that Russia’s requests would not be satisfied, since their presence would have put a glorious end to the joint venture of the Western special services.
Conspiracy theory. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Alexei Navalny alleging that he was sponsored by anti-Russian forces. There are no grounds for connecting either the US or UK or any Western special services to Navalny's poisoning. The activist fell ill on a 20 August flight from Siberia to Moscow. Initially hospitalized in Omsk, he was transferred to the Charité hospital in Berlin at the request of his family. Clinical findings at the Charité hospital indicated that Navalny was poisoned with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors. Subsequent toxicological tests provided unequivocal evidence of a chemical nerve agent of the Novichok group in the blood samples of Alexei Navalny. See here for an overview of, and similarities between, Russian disinformation campaigns surrounding the 2018 Skripal poisoning and the 2020 Navalny poisoning. Read also analysis about “lines of defence” for the claim that Russian authorities have nothing to explain in the case of the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, Read similar disinformation messages alleging that Navalny is an agent of the Russian special services, that Navalny was not poisoned by Novichok and Russian secret services are not involved, that Alexei Navalny, originally an anti-Russian project, was poisoned by his sponsors, that the Americans are recouping their long-term investment in Alexei, or that Alexei Navalny was poisoned by an MI6 agent, and that Situation with Navalny is a massive disinformation campaign of Western countries.