The allies of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny showed how they found a water bottle with traces of Novichok nerve agent. The video of the search of a room in Tomsk hotel was published on Navalny’s Instagram.
“Let us explain where does that something come from about which we are constantly asked. The so-called ‘bottle with Novichok’, more precisely, a usual plastic water bottle on which the German laboratory found out the traces of chemical warfare. This bottle is from a room in Tomsk hotel, where Navalny and our whole camera crew stayed,” the message says.
The employees of the Anti-Corruption Foundation who stayed in Tomsk after the departure of Navalny told that as soon as they got to know about his state of health, they called the lawyer and held a search of a room of Navalny.
“They (the employees of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, - 112.international) came to a room recently left by Navalny and started to spot, describe and pack everything they found there. Including the bottle of hotel water,” the message specifies.
According to the allies of Navalny, in two weeks, the German laboratory found out the traces of Novichok in this bottle.
On August 20, Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was urgently hospitalized during his return to Moscow from Tomsk. He felt bad during the flight and the plane was urgently landed in Omsk. Alexei Navalny was put on a ventilator. Later, the doctors reported that Navalny was not poisoned. The head physician claimed that his metabolism has been impaired.
On September 2, a special laboratory of the Bundeswehr has conducted a toxicological test using samples from Alexei Navalny and came to the conclusion that the Russian politician was poisoned with a substance of neuro-paralytic agent from the Novichok group.
On September 14, Alexei Navalny was disconnected from the artificial lung ventilation by the German doctors. Doctors claimed that Navalny's condition continues to improve steadily. It was also reported that he was capable of getting out of the hospital bed for a short period of time.