OREANDA-NEWS. Berlin has received confirmation that Russian opposition politician Aleksey Navalny was poisoned with a substance from the Novichok group from three independent laboratories, the German government said.

In addition to the Bundeswehr specialists, laboratories in Sweden and France came to the same conclusions. “The federal government, together with France and Sweden, asked the European partners for an independent examination of the German results of Mr. Navalny’s samples. The results of testing by special laboratories in France and Sweden confirm the German results,” Steffen Seibert, head of the German Federal Government’s Press and Information Office, cabinet’s spokesperson, said. According to the politician, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has received Navalny’s samples and has already launched a procedure for testing them.