Poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by Novichok differed from the attack on the family of the defector spy Sergei Skripal. In Russian Tomsk, unlike British Salisbury, the powder was used, not aerosol, said The New York Times source in the German Security Service.
“Experts who have studied the evidence of poisoning believe that the powdered Novichok was dissolved in a liquid, most likely in the tea that Navalny drank at the airport before departure,” the source said.
However, traces of the poison were found in the hotel where the oppositionist was staying. Particularly on a plastic water bottle. The secret service suggests that Navalny could have come into contact with the poison before arriving at the airport, or, perhaps, the politician tried to poison him twice.
Recall France and Germany initiate additional sanctions against Russia for the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The countries announced their firm condemnation of Navalny’s poisoning with the Novichok nerve agent, which had previously confirmed by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Earlier, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called on the leadership of European countries and the European Union impose sanctions on oligarchs and the closest circle of Russian President Vladimir Putin, not the entire country.
Due to the fact that German politicians accuse Russia of poisoning opposition leader Alexei Navalny, relations between countries may worsen said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The oppositionist became ill during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow on August 20, he was urgently hospitalized in a hospital in Omsk. Two days later he was taken to Berlin. After 32 days of treatment, Navalny was discharged from the Charite clinic. The oppositionist plans to stay in Germany during his rehabilitation.