Russia categorically rejects accusations from the West about the use of a poisonous substance, which the West calls “Novichok”. About this message of the first committee of the UN General Assembly, acting. Deputy Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry Konstantin Vorontsov, he is quoted by RIA News…
“We categorically reject the statements of Great Britain, the USA, Poland and Estonia regarding the alleged involvement of Russia in the use of nerve agents, called in the West“ Novice ”,” Vorontsov said.
According to him, the cases of ex-GRU colonel Sergei Skripal and Alexei Navalny (founder of FBK, an extremist organization recognized in Russia) “Sewn with white thread” and are “links of the same chain.” Vorontsov added that both cases are a propaganda campaign.
On August 20, 2020, Navalny felt bad pressure during the flight from Tomsk to Moscow, the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk. On August 22, he was taken to a Berlin clinic, whose specialists announced that traces of a substance from the Novichok group had been found in the Russian’s body. Russian doctors claim that they do not meet poisons. After his recovery, Navalny decree on the involvement of the Russian leadership in his poisoning. Moscow denies all charges.
Sergei and Yulia Skripal, according to British authorities, were poisoned on March 4, 2018, with a USSR-developed nerve agent Novichok as a result of an operation involving GRU officers. In London, sanctioned by the top leadership of Russia. Moscow denies any involvement in the incident with the Skripals.