The accusations of “poisoning” of Alexei Navalny with a substance from the Novichok group are another stage of the information and propaganda war with the Russian Federation, waged under the law by the propaganda minister of the Third Reich, Joseph Goebbels, said Elena Panina, a member of the State Duma’s international affairs committee.
The German Cabinet of Ministers said on Wednesday that specialists from the Bundeswehr laboratory had established that Navalny was “poisoned” by the substance of the Novichok group of toxic warfare agents. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti that Berlin did not inform Moscow about its conclusions about the “poisoning” of Navalny by “Novichok”, Russia does not have such data. The Russian Foreign Ministry, commenting on the statement of the German Cabinet, noted that the Russian side is waiting for a response from Germany to the request of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office on the situation around Navalny.
“Another stage of the information and propaganda war with the Russian Federation, waged under the Goebbels law, begins – the more monstrous the lie, the faster they will believe it. Critically thinking people who are able to ask questions are excluded from the discussion in advance,” Panina told RIA Novosti.
In her opinion, it can be assumed that Russia will once again be accused of committing deliberately senseless and absurd atrocities committed in the same strange way and at the same time equally unsuccessfully. Another “Skripal case” is being played out, but even more absurd.
“We saw that the story with the attempt to accuse Russia of destroying the MH-17 failed. Now, apparently, the curators of Russophobic political shows have figured out how to keep the audience busy,” Panina said.
Russian scientist Leonid Rink, who was directly involved in the development of Novichok, told RIA Novosti that Navalny’s symptoms were absolutely different from poisoning with this substance. In his opinion, attempts to link Navalny’s “poisoning” with “Novichok” are absolute political nonsense, and Russia will not be provided with samples that could confirm the “poisoning”.
Navalny was hospitalized on August 20 in Omsk after he fell ill on the plane from Tomsk to Moscow. Based on the results of the examinations, the Omsk doctors named the main diagnosis as metabolic disorders, which caused a sharp drop in blood sugar. What caused it is not yet clear, but according to Omsk doctors, no poisons were found in Navalny’s blood and urine.
Two days later, Navalny, in serious condition, was transported by plane to the Berlin clinic Charite, whose doctors preliminarily determined the diagnosis – poisoning with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors.
The Russian Foreign Ministry considered the haste with which the US and the EU took up the version about Navalny’s “poisoning” was suspicious. According to Russian diplomats, Moscow is in favor of a thorough investigation of the incident.
The last kilogram of chemical warfare agents available in the Russian Federation was destroyed on September 27, 2017. Thus, the federal target program, which has been implemented since 1996, was completed ahead of schedule, and Russia has 100% fulfilled its obligations under the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, having eliminated about 40 thousand tons of toxic substances.