Contents tagged with Navalny

  • Swedish and French laboratories confirm Russian opposition leader Navalny was poisoned with Novichok nerve agent

    The German government said on Monday that two other European laboratories had independently confirmed that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny had been poisoned with the nerve-paralytic agent Novichok and called on Russia to cooperate.

    Specialized laboratories in Sweden and France confirmed the initial result from Germany, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement.

    "We once again call on Russia to explain itself about this event. We are in close contact with our European …

  • Russia wants to remove military poisons from the list of banned substances

    The Russian Defense Ministry has proposed to exclude combat poisons from the list of products, free sale of which is prohibited in Russia. The document with changes to the 1992 decree of the Russian President was published on the Kremlin’s website.

    According to the Russian Defense Ministry, all chemical weapons stored in Russia have been destroyed. In addition, Russia cannot develop and produce chemical weapons, as in 1997 it joined the UN Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. …

  • Germany considers imposing sanctions against Nord Stream 2 in response to Navalny's poisoning

    German authorities are considering the suspension of the construction of Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline in response to the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The final decision depends on Russia's actions, said the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on air of the TV channel ZDF.

    "We will put all options on the agenda and make a decision at the right time," Maas said.

    According to Maas, if Russia takes part in the investigation of the incident, Germany can refrain from such …

  • Russia wants to send investigators to Germany to look into Navalny’s poisoning case

    Russia, which previously said it had "no reason to investigate" Navalny’s poisoning will ask Berlin to allow its specialists to be present during Navalny's questioning.

    The Transport Directorate of the Russian Interior Ministry will send a request to Germany about the possibility to participate in the investigation into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the press service of the Russian Interior Ministry said.

    "Investigation unit is  preparing an additional request for …

  • Italian Prime Minister: Putin promised to investigate Navalny’s poisoning

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte that he will establish a commission to investigate the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

    "President Putin assured me in a recent conversation that Russia intends to clarify what happened and told me that he will create an investigative commission and is ready to cooperate with the German authorities," said Giuseppe Conte said in an interview with the newspaper Il Foglio.

    He added that …

  • Putin refuses to explain to Merkel situation with Navalny’s poisoning

    Vladimir Putin does not plan to issue any statements in connection with the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, who, according to German experts, was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok.

    The Kremlin "sees no reason" for comments from the head of state, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.

    The day before , German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded an explanation of what happened, calling the poisoning of Navalny an "attempt to silence him".

    At the moment, there have been …

  • Germany: Russian opposition leader Navalny poisoned with Novichok substance

    The laboratory of the German Armed Forces found traces of poison from the Novichok toxin group in the body of Alexei Navalny. "At the request of the Charite University Hospital in Berlin, a special laboratory of the Bundeswehr conducted a toxicological study of Alexey Navalny's samples. An undoubted indication of the chemical nerve agent of the Novichok group has been established," reads the official statement issued on Wednesday by the German government.

    Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the …

  • Russia asks Germany for Navalny’s medical treatment details

    The German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection has confirmed that it has received a request from the Russian Prosecutor General's Office for legal assistance in connection with the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital, writes Zeit with reference to Welt am Sonntag.

    The Russian side asked for the results of the tests and information about the preliminary diagnosis. According to Welt am Sonntag, the request was …

  • Russian opposition leader Navalny and Bulgarian businessman Gebrev poisoned with same substance

    Doctors from the German Hospital Sharite, who are treating the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, contacted Bulgarian colleagues involved in the treatment of businessman Emelian Gebrev, who was poisoned in 2015 in Sofia. According to Der Spiegel, experts suggest that Navalny was exposed to a substance from the same family of organophosphates as Gebrev.

    This family includes insecticides such as E605, as well as nerve toxins such as sarin and the even more potent drug Novichok, developed …

  • Kremlin sees no reason to open investigation into Navalny’s poisoning

    Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin does not yet see a reason to launch a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

    According to him, first it is necessary to establish a substance, which caused Navalny to fall into into a coma. "We need a reason for an  investigation. For now, we are only stating that the patient is in a coma," Peskov said, as quoted by Meduza.

    Referring to accusations that …