A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has confirmed the findings of Germany and other countries that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was a victim of a nerve gas attack from the Soviet era.
Steffen Seibert said in a statement on Tuesday that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had conducted its analysis of samples taken from Navalny, and that it had already supported the results of private laboratories in Germany, Sweden, and France.
“This confirms once again unequivocally that Alexei Navalny was the victim of a chemical nerve gas attack from the Novichok group,” said Seibert, and renewed Germany’s call for Russia to conduct a full investigation, explaining what happened to Navalny, who fell ill on a flight in Russia and was later transferred to Berlin. For treatment.
Cybert said Germany received the OPCW report on Monday and was still studying it.
Officials were still trying to limit the amount of information that could be disclosed to the public without creating a security risk by allowing the substance to “ fall into the wrong hands ” if they knew about it.
Cyber added that shortly Germany will closely consult with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and a group of European Union partners to talk about the next steps. Adding that “any use of chemical weapons is dangerous and cannot be without consequences.”