Russia is not going to justify it before the international society due to the poisoning of oppositionist Alexei Navalny. It will consider everything tied with this incident ‘unbridled agitation-and-propaganda campaign of falsehood’ until the representatives of the western countries sit down at the negotiating table, as RBK reported.
“The aim (of this provocation) is obvious – the attempt to slander Russia by a number of unprovable accusations in the interests of policy and create the speculative reason for imposing of another sanctions tranche against our country,” Russia’s representative at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Alexander Shulgin said.
He demanded to provide Moscow with the documents, materials, and physical evidence that might clearly show that the analyses of Navalny had nerve agents.
According to Shulgin, despite all urges to Russia to hold the investigation of the incident with Navalny and cooperate with OPCW, in fact, his country ‘doesn't owe anybody anything: neither Germany nor other countries that unequivocally and unsubstantially state’ about the involvement of the Russian authorities in it.
“We have nothing to justify before them and we are not going to do it,” he underlined.
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 23, Navalny was discharged from the hospital of the German Charité clinic.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny claimed that President Putin is personally involved in his recent poisoning.