The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia told about the impossibility to do business with Western countries because of constant provocations against Russia. With this statement, published on the official website, the agency responded to the words of German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the UN about the use of chemical weapons against Alexei Navalny.
Russian diplomats reminded that in the West recently they often say that it is no longer possible to do business with the Russian state in the same way.
“For our part, we come to the conclusion that due to the abovementioned behavior of Germany and its EU and NATO allies, it is impossible to do business with the West until it stops acting by means of provocations and forgeries and starts behaving honestly and responsibly,” the publication says.
As it became known the day before, Heiko Maas promised at a session of the UN General Assembly that the incident with Alexei Navalny will not be without consequences. According to him, this is not the first violation of the conventions on chemical weapons by Russia.
Navalny was ill on August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. During the first two days, he was treated by doctors at the Omsk hospital. They also put him in an artificial coma. On August 22, the patient was sent to the clinic in Berlin.
On September 2 the German government stated that the military toxicologists revealed traces of the substance in Navalny’s body from the group “Novichok” and called on the Russian government to respond to this information. Russian doctors noted that they had not detected any poisons. In September, Navalny was taken out of his coma and discharged. Rehabilitation will take several weeks, after which he plans to return to Russia.