Presumably, they tried to poison Gebrev and his son Hristo in April 2015 with Novichok. The Bulgarian prosecutor's office accused an employee of the GRU of attempting to kill him.
The Finnish VERIFIN laboratory, where the businessman's analyzes were sent, is one of five in Europe accredited by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons and work with biomaterials. She determined that the poison with which the arms dealer was poisoned contained organophosphates that were banned by the OPCW. According to The Insider, Gebrev himself has repeatedly asked the laboratory to provide analyzes to the Bulgarian law enforcement agencies and add the storage period, but received no response. At the same time, laboratory staff claim that they do not have samples, despite the fact that they must be stored for five years, that is, until June 18 of this year. Didn't help Gebrev to get samples and appeal to the office of the Prosecutor General of Finland. The businessman fears that they have been destroyed.
Let us remind you that the doctors of the Charite clinic, where the Russian oppositionist Alexey Navalny is being treated, turned to the Bulgarian colleagues who treated Gebrev. They believe that the Russian politician was sent with a similar substance as the businessman from Bulgaria.
Meanwhile, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko called a falsification statement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Navalny had been poisoned. He told Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin about the intercepted conversation between Berlin and Warsaw, from which it follows that "there was no poisoning of Navalny". In turn, the German Cabinet called Lukashenko’s words “untrue”.