At the meeting, the United States moved away from the topic of chemical weapons in Syria and called on the Russian Federation to conduct a transparent investigation of what happened to Navalny. The appeal was supported by Belgium, Great Britain, Germany and Estonia. The Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN replied that there are no grounds for this.
“Even a freshman at a law school knows that any investigation must be preceded by evidence and facts based on the evidence available to us, otherwise our law enforcement agencies have no reason to start an investigation”, - stated Nebenzya.
He stressed that the Russian doctors, "who, by the way, saved Alexey Navalny did not find any chemical substances in his analyzes." But the German laboratory, said the Russian representative to the UN, claims to have found, but refuses to show them.
“We have not received any evidence from Germany that would allow us to conclude that it was a crime, an attempt at poisoning, and thus ( would allow ) to start an investigation”, - RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.
He also pointed out that the incident was suggestive of "dirty staged play".
- This leads us to a rhetorical question: who benefits from that and did it, - quotes Nebenzya TASS.
According to him, Russia's request to Germany with a request to provide research results "is aimed precisely at establishing the truth in a possible crime, which Germany and other countries are calling for".
Recall that the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov also said that there are no legal grounds for initiating a criminal case on the situation with Navalny. As for the message about the discussion with the Italian Prime Minister of plans to create a commission to investigate the incident, he explained their "misunderstanding". Petersburg deputies also asked to investigate Navalny's case, and they made a collective appeal to the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin.
On the eve it became known that Germany transferred the results of Navalny's analyzes to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). At the same time, Germany refused to transfer data directly to Russia , stating that it did not see the point in this.
Let us recall that Navalny felt bad during his return from Tomsk to Moscow. The plane he was on board urgently landed in Omsk. Russian doctors found no traces of poisoning in his body.