OREANDA-NEWS. Russian opposition politician Aleksey Navalny was poisoned with a toxin similar to the Novichok group’s substances, but not included in the Chemical Weapons Convention. This is stated in the report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The organization confirmed that biomarkers of a cholinesterase inhibitor were found in Navalny’s body, indicating the use of a poisonous substance from the Novichok group against him.

The OPCW conducted analyzes at the request of Germany. “The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team and shared with the Federal Republic of Germany confirm that the biomarkers of the cholinesterase inhibitor found in Mr Navalny’s blood and urine samples have similar structural characteristics as the toxic chemicals belonging to schedules 1.A.14 and 1.A.15 that were added to the Annex on Chemicals to the Convention during the Twenty-Fourth Session of the Conference of the States Parties in November 2019. This cholinesterase inhibitor is not listed in the Annex on Chemicals to the Convention,” the statement published on the OPCW website reads.

Law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation still do not see grounds for initiating a criminal case in connection with the hospitalization of Navalny. This was reported by Interfax news agency, citing source.