Novichok, a nerve agent used to poison Russian politician Alexei Navalny. The poison traces found on the bottle from the hotel room where he stayed before falling ill. Alexei collapsed on a flight in the Siberian of August. Germany says Alexei poisoned with Novichok, a lethal nerve agent. It was previously thought that Alexei Navalny might get targeted at the airport.
Certainly, recent turns in things confirmed its done before he left his room. Alexei Navalny is among top profile opposition figures and a leading critic of Putin. Moreover, currently receiving treatment in Berlin. Furthermore, his team alleges that this incident occurred under the order of Mr. Putin. Additionally, Kremlin denies any involvement. Plus, doctors found no evidence of any nerve agent.
As of now, no official investigation yet launched in Russia. On other hand, the head of Mr. Navalny’s anti-corruption foundation tweeted. As a part of a preliminary inquiry, an investigator would be looking for the source of the attack. He also questioned foundation employees who were with Alexei Navalny on the day he felt ill.
The complete incident took a form of a diplomatic rift between Berlin and Moscow. Last Thursday, the European Parliament also approved a non-binding resolution. This urges the EU to call for an international investigation.
What Happened To Alexei Navalny?
Alexei became ill during his flight from Tomsk to Moscow. Scheduled for on-time arrival, his plane made an emergency landing in the city of Omsk. He then airlifted to Germany two days later. Additionally, later tests found out that Alexei Navalny poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent. A video post on his Instagram account shows members of his team in a hotel after news of his poisoning emerged. The post showed the team searching for the source of the attack. A couple of empty water bottles and among the number of item bags searched.
The post also says – “It is precisely on the bottle from the Tomsk hotel room that a German laboratory found traced of Novichok nerve agent”.