German representatives cannot confirm the version of the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, which has been extensively disseminated in recent days.
As previously reported by News Front, on August 20, Navalny became ill during the flight, and therefore the plane was urgently landed in Omsk. He was taken to hospital, but later transported to Germany. On September 2, Berlin announced that Navalny was allegedly poisoned by the poison of the Novichok group. Although no evidence was presented, the Russian government was held accountable for the incident.
The expert community is confident that the accusations are politicized and connected with attempts to interfere with the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. This is confirmed by the position of many Western politicians who began to insist on including the project in the sanctions list, although this would cause economic damage to Europe. In addition, the Navalny case has been repeatedly compared with the sensational case of the Skripals, when the escaped former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in British Salisbury. Although the incident took place in the spring of 2018, London never provided evidence.
Berlin seems to have decided to follow the same path. Thus, the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Bundeswehr, which allegedly found traces of poison in Navalny’s analyzes, said that they would not transfer data on the research results to a third party. Under the guise of the need to keep the Bundeswehr’s capabilities a secret, Berlin is questioning the existence of real evidence of Navalny’s poisoning.
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“Additional information on the research results may allow conclusions to be drawn about the specific skills and knowledge of the Bundeswehr in relation to the substances concerned. In such a delicate area, this is unacceptable for reasons of security and Germany’s interests”, – a spokesman for the Bundeswehr health service said in a comment for Novaya Gazeta.