By Christopher Quiles
September 4, 2020
Russia Is now on its back-foot of their stance in saying they had nothing to do with the poising of a headline critic of the Kremlin. Germany has confirmed that the Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group, the German government said Wednesday. Urging the Kremlin to explain itself. German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said toxicological tests on samples taken from Navalny had been carried out at a German military laboratory, providing “unequivocal evidence of a chemical nerve agent” from the Novichok group — Soviet-era chemical weapons.
The attempt on Alexey Navalny’s life is not a new play for the Russian GRU.
It has a lot of similarities of the attempted assassination of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the English town of Salisbury. His daughter, Yulia Skripal, was also poisoned by the Novichok poison. Surviving the attempt after receiving the antidote, which is currently being used on Alexey Navalny, brought condemnation to Kremlin and Putin from countries around the world.
Inadvertently other victims were exposed to the nerve agent. PC Nick Bailey, who was contaminated when he visited the Skripals’ Salisbury home. Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley, who picked up novichok disguised in a perfume bottle. Sturgess unfortunately died after spritzing her wrist with the perfume bottle.
“It’s outrageous that a chemical weapon was used against Alexey Navalny. We have seen first-hand the deadly consequences of Novichok in the UK.”PM Borris Johnson
As evidence mounts against the Kremlin and its GRU. Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesperson said, “the kremlin had not received any information from Germany in regards to the alleged “poising”.”
“We haven’t received any information so far, “We hope that it will happen soon and will help figure out what caused the condition the patient is in right now.”
Peskov reiterated that Russian specialists in Omsk tested Navalny for poisonous substances and did not find any in his system. He said Russian investigators conducting a preliminary inquiry into Navalny’s illness should know “what our German colleagues found and established.”