Sep 15, 2020
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The Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the EU noted a number of inconsistencies in the incident with Navalny

Politician Alexey Navalny
Politician Alexey Navalny

The West, which blames Moscow for the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, does not pay attention to some inconsistencies in this case. This is stated in the statement of the Permanent Mission of Russia to the EU.

Without pretending to be experts in toxicology, we nevertheless consider it necessary to draw your attention to the numerous inconsistencies in this case., - said in the comments of the department.

The Permanent Mission of Russia decided to forward nine questions to the EU on this occasion. Diplomats are wondering why the Russian authorities would poison the founder of the FBK and then release him for treatment in Germany, where the poison can be identified.

Moscow also does not understand why Berlin, having found traces of Novichok in Navalny's blood, does not want to transfer the results of toxicological studies. The German side does not even want to publish them.

The Permanent Mission stressed that Germany cannot refuse to transfer data, referring to the fact that information can be transferred only with Navalny's consent. German politicians have already made several high-profile statements when the patient was in a coma.

The Russian Federation wants to know why the oppositionist was accompanied by law enforcement officers and intelligence agents on his way to a medical facility. And why Charité was immediately transformed into a high-security facility.

Does this mean that Berlin knew something that neither Moscow nor Omsk knew about? It is worth noting that more than 60 biochemical tests were carried out in the Omsk hospital, none of which showed any signs of poisoning, - emphasized in the department.

In addition, the diplomats pointed out that the popularity of the oppositionist in Russia does not exceed 2%.

Navalny became ill on August 20 on board the Tomsk-Moscow plane. He passed out and then fell into a coma. The plane urgently landed in Omsk. Doctors at the Emergency Hospital No. 1 placed the politician in intensive care and connected him to a ventilator. Later, doctors made a diagnosis and told his wife Yulia and brother.

Now the Russian oppositionist is undergoing treatment at the Berlin clinic Charité. Navalny was in a coma for over two weeks. On September 7, Berlin doctors reported that his health had improved. After that, the patient was taken out of the state of an artificial coma and disconnected from the artificial lung ventilation system. On Tuesday, the first post after coming out of a coma appeared on Alexei Navalny's Instagram. The oppositionist greeted his subscribers and talked about how his recovery is going. The publication is illustrated with a photo with his wife and children.

The international community demands that Moscow investigate what happened to Navalny. However, representatives of the Kremlin and security agencies say that they do not see sufficient grounds for initiating a criminal case: while the oppositionist was on the territory of the Russian Federation, no poisons were found in his body, as stated. Moscow insists that Berlin provide the data that served as the basis for conclusions about the poisoning of the Russian.

As wrote, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the German authorities are considering the complete freeze of the Nord Stream 2 project as a reaction to the “poisoning” of Alexei Navalny. According to him, the final decision on the project will depend on the position of Russia. He noted that this incident cannot be ignored. Sometimes, according to Maas, measures should be taken, "thereby saying that we do not want to live in a world without rules."

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