“Alexey Navalny’s Poisoning was a provocation aimed at disrupting the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and imposing new sanctions against Russia, believes Leonid Rink, a developer of the Novichok combat poisoning system.
“You know when the task was to attack Nord Stream 2 as quickly and accurately as possible, and since this is exactly what they were doing, I think they didn’t need arguments. Now after that, they don’t need any arguments,” Rink said in an interview.
“The provocation is normal. Ordinary provocation,” Rink said, describing the Navalny case.
According to him, the authors of the provocation managed to achieve their goal, because, without showing any evidence, they are already announcing new sanctions against Russia.
Navalny was hospitalized in Omsk on August 20 after he felt sick on the plane. According to the results of examinations, Omsk doctors called a metabolic disorder, which caused a sharp change in blood sugar, the main diagnosis. It is still unclear what caused it, but according to Omsk doctors’ data, no poisons were found in Navalny’s blood and urine.
Later, he was airlifted to Germany. The German government then claimed, citing the military doctors, that Navalny had allegedly been poisoned with a substance from the group of poisonous warfare agents called Novichok. Later, the German Cabinet of Ministers said that the findings of German experts confirmed the laboratories of Sweden and France, while at the request of Berlin, the OPCW is conducting its research. In this regard, the Kremlin said that Berlin had not informed Moscow about its findings, and the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that Russia is waiting for a response from Germany to the official inquiry on this situation.
On September 7, the Berlin Charite clinic reported that Navalny was discharged from the hospital, his condition was satisfactory, the doctors treating him didn’t exclude his complete recovery.