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German media announced the "poisoning" of Navalny with a previously unknown version of "Novichok"
10 September 2020, 09:11
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German media announced the "poisoning" of Navalny with a previously unknown version of "Novichok"
The German newspaper Die Zeit published an article stating that the Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was "poisoned" with a new type of poison "Novichok". The authors of the article claim that the poisoners sprinkled poison into the tea and smeared it on the cup from which Navalny drank this tea.

The developer of Novichok called it "bullshit."

The German newspaper calls the rescue of the oppositionist "a series of happy accidents", meaning the emergency landing of the plane and the actions of the Omsk doctors, who immediately gave Navalny an injection of atropine. The interlocutors of the newspaper indicate that, according to the idea of the poisoners, Navalny was to die on board the plane.

German experts drew conclusions about the composition of the poison on the basis of samples taken from the hands of the oppositionist and from the bottle from which he drank water. The publication reports that the Russian politician was "poisoned" using the "Novichok" variant, which "the world did not know about before this attack." They point out that this particular type of poison is more dangerous and deadly than other versions of Novice.

The newspaper calls “Russian special services” involved in the poisoning of the oppositionist.

At the same time, one of the developers of Novichok, Leonid Rink, told RIA Novosti that the news published by the newspaper could not be true, because Navalny did not have any symptoms of poisoning by Novichok.

- Absolutely nonsense. I, of course, know all the options for "Newbies". But this statement has nothing to do with the mechanism of action, with the fact that symptoms should appear. There is none of them. At least you can hear what you want to say, but there are no symptoms, - said Leonid Rink, adding also that the lethality of the poison is 100%.

Earlier, another developer of this poisonous substance, Vil Mirzayan, said that Navalny fell into a coma after using a nerve agent of the Novichok group called A-242 against him. He explained that this is a much more toxic substance than A-234, which was used in England for the alleged poisoning of Sergei Skripal. He called the production of such substances "the state monopoly", since, the expert noted, it is impossible to make it by handicraft method.

Navalny slip into a coma on August 20 after falling ill during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow. The plane with him on board urgently landed in Omsk. Omsk doctors conducted an examination of Navalny and reported that there were no signs of poisoning. On August 22, he was transported from the Omsk hospital by special plane to the Charite clinic in Berlin. A few days later, having studied the analyzes received by Navalny, toxicologists of the Bundeswehr began to assert that the head of the FBK had been poisoned with a substance from the Novichok group.