Despite the blurred language of OPCW experts who worked at the request of the German government with blood and urine tests of Alexei Navalny, Berlin announced that the report clearly mentions the poisoning of the Russian opposition activist with “the substance of the Novichok group. It was reported today, on October 6, by the press service of the German government.
In this connection, the government of Germany once again calls on Russia to give explanations considering the previous suspicions about the use of substance from the “Novichok” group confirmed.
“The results correspond to those already received in specialized laboratories of Germany, Sweden, and France. This once again confirms the evidence that Alexei Navalny was the victim of an attack with a chemical from the “Novichok” group,” the Berlin release says. – In the coming days, the OPCW Executive Council and the circle of partners in the EU will closely exchange information about the next steps. The use of chemical weapons cannot be left without consequences, and information about a dangerous substance must not fall into the wrong hands.
As reported by TOP NEWS, today the OPCW website published a statement of experts who confirmed the presence in the blood and urine of bulk biomarkers of some anticholinesterase agent. The organization points out that they “have similar structural characteristics to the toxic substances added to the chemicals annex of the Chemical Weapons Convention in November 2019”. However, this anticholinesterase agent is not on the list of banned substances in the Annex.
The spokesman for the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, answering a relevant question about the conclusions of OPCW experts, has already stated that the Kremlin has not yet received the information that should be transmitted through diplomatic channels.
“Apparently, there will be all the information, which is necessary”, – he concluded.
This week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that the OPCW “has been messing with its head for a few days”, assuring that it had not received any appeals from Russia in the case of poisoned Alexei Navalny, but in the end did not respond to inquiries.