Alexei Navalny, a Russian politician allegedly poisoned in August 2020 got collapsed in a Siberia in a flight. Investigations unveiled that the conspirators used the nerve agent Novichok for poisoning him. The latest studies stated that his hotel room’s bottles (where he previously stayed before the incident) had traced.
Previously, there was nothing clear for the attack, and people thought it might have happened at the airport, but a recent post on his Instagram handle states: “Now we understand: It was done before he left his room to reach the airport.”
Mr. Navalny is one of the top critics of Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, and is also an opposition figure of a higher profile. Also, the team of Mr. Navalny states that Mr. Putin might also be behind the poisoning.
Due to the incident, Mr. Navalny is currently admitted in Berlin’s top-notch hospital.
Moreover, the Kremlin denied the allegations mentioning that it was not involved, and its doctors also couldn’t trace any shreds of evidence of the nerve agent’s usage.
Furthermore, no official investigations are going on for the critical case, yet even though it Ivan Zhdanov, an official head of the anti-corruption foundation led by Mr. Navalny, tweeted that there have been some discoveries with the inquiries with a Tomsk’s investigator. He also specified that they wanted to question some employees of the foundation where Mr. Navalny got attacked and fell ill.
Moreover, with the case, there is a rising drift between Moscow and Berlin. Additionally, on Thursday, the European parliament also approved a resolution that was non-binding and urged the EU to call an investigation at the international level for working on the case of poisoning.
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A video was recently posted on the Instagram handle of Mr. Navalny showing his team’s members in the Siberian City of Tomsk’s hotel room, and they went there just after the news of the poisoning came out.
The post reveals that the members gathered in search of potential evidence for sending them to the medical team treating Mr. Navalny in Germany. They went to the hotel due to their lack of trust in the authorities of Russia. They found several empty bottles of water, and the individuals wore gloves and took several items from the hotel room, including those bottles.
The post also mentions: “It is precisely on the bottle from the Tomsk hotel room that a German laboratory found traces of Novichok.”
A Russian news site also suggested that sources also specified that the poison might not have been in the water, given that Mr. Navalny survived, and thus it might have attacked him with skin contact.
However, on the alleged revelations, German authorities preferred staying quiet and not commenting at all.
All about the incident with Mr. Navalny:
During a flight from Tomsk to Moscow, Mr. Navalny, a Russian campaigner for anti-corruption movements, became ill on 20th August 2020. Soon after, the plane landed in Omsk with the striking of the emergency. 2 days after starting his treatments, Russian officials agreed to airlift him to Germany.
After going through the test results, the German doctors revealed that they had an “unequivocal proof” that the Novichok Nerve agent was used for poisoning Mr. Navalny. These findings were also confirmed by Sweden and France’s laboratories, as disclosed by Germany’s government.
On Thursday, the OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) mentioned the aim of carrying out the tests, as requested by the government of Germany.
Also, previously this week, Mr. Navalny posted after a long time since he got ill, stating that he can now breathe properly. And, a spokeswoman also unveiled that he wishes to return to Russia.
Earlier controversy with the Nerve agent:
Previously in 2018, the ex-spy of Russia, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter were also poisoned using the nerve agent from the same Novichok group in England’s Salisbury. Both of them even survived the incident, but another local woman named Dawn Sturgess died because of contact with the poison.
Russia also received accusations from Britain for the attack, and around 100 diplomats of Russia got expelled by about 20 countries. However, Moscow continued denying the allegations of the involvements.