OREANDA-NEWS. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) informed the Russian Federation of its readiness to quickly provide assistance at the expert level on the incident with the Russian opposition leader Aleksey Navalny. This follows from a statement released by the OPCW on October 5.

“On 2 October, OPCW Director-General, H.E. Mr Fernando Arias, responded to this request [From Russia. – Ed.] through a letter addressed to the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OPCW. He assured Russian Federation authorities that the Technical Secretariat is ready to provide the requested expertise and that a team of experts could be deployed on short notice,” the message reads. It is also noted that the OPCW received a corresponding request from the Russian side on October 1. “The Director-General thanked the Russian Federation for its trust in the Technical Secretariat’s independence,” the statement adds.