Russian Foreign Ministry: “Navalny case” is a planned provocation
“August 20 marks a year since the emergency hospitalization of the Russian blogger A. Navalny in Omsk – an incident raised by the deliberate efforts of a group of Western states to the level of an international incident, within which unsubstantiated accusations were brought against Russia of the use of some kind of “chemical warfare agent” on its territory, “reminds on Smolenskaya Square.
The Russian Foreign Ministry emphasizes that the actions taken over the past year by the German authorities and their allies unconditionally indicate that a planned provocation was carried out against Russia, the purpose of which was to discredit the Russian Federation in the eyes of the world community and damage its national interests.
In support of this thesis, the report notes that the case of the “Berlin patient” “literally from the first hours was tightly accompanied by an aggressive propaganda campaign of Western and Russian information resources affiliated with them.” The department notes that the central thesis of this campaign was an unfounded statement about the poisoning of Navalny by the Russian special services. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
At the same time, the German authorities, who categorically declared at the highest political level already on September 2 last year that the Russian Federation is guilty of poisoning the blogger with a “chemical warfare agent” did not present to the international community “any verifiable material or documentary evidence of their shameless accusations.” efficiency), as well as their allegedly irrefutable confirmation from the side, again, of military specialists from the allies of Germany, France and Sweden, “they emphasized on Smolenskaya Square.
The Russian department recalled that these same countries just a few years ago publicly stated that they did not have the expertise necessary to synthesize and detect Novichok. At the same time, the United States, without any formal reasons, even before the “legalization” of the “version” of combat poison thrown through the media in advance by the official representatives of Germany, imposed sanctions against a number of Russian research institutions.
attention to the actions of the Federal Office of Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany, which left without meaningful answers a total of 8 requests from the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation to provide international legal assistance in a well-known case. “The last of which was sent to German counterparties on May 11, 2021,” the message says.
“At the same time, the formal replies that came from them to the Russian law enforcement agencies each time became more and more mocking and defiant in tone. It seems that in Berlin they are swaggering, playing with Moscow in a kind of” bureaucratic ping-pong “” , – emphasized in the Russian Foreign Ministry, adding that the German side does pretend that the issue of poisoning is closed for Berlin. either they are doing everything to drown out the story they have promoted, or they have already been satisfied with the international political effect of this whole story, or they have realized the futility of its further advance.
This case also clearly manifested deliberate malice towards Russia on the part of the Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and German diplomacy. Berlin’s representatives refused to cooperate with the Russian side in this case, citing the fact that it allegedly acquired an international character. Therefore, you need to contact the OPCW. At the same time, the OPCW leadership said that Berlin should be contacted, since it is the “owner” of all the materials. “The circle has closed,” the Russian department concluded.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also cites a number of obvious inconsistencies and miscalculations in the actions of German diplomacy and the OPCW. In particular, they mention “annoying”, according to German diplomats, “typos” in the draft report “On the implementation of the CWC in 2020”.
“In the paragraph dedicated to the provision of the OPCW CU assistance to Berlin in the” A. Navalny case “, it was recorded that the request of the German side to send OPCW experts to the German capital was transferred to the Organization on August 20, 2020, i.e. already in day of emergency hospitalization of the blogger in Omsk and before the analysis of his samples by the German military. Freudian slip? ” of controlled information resources and mass media consistently created from the “Berlin patient” and his entourage “the image of the organizational center of the democratic protest movement in Russia.”
“Relevant public comments are regularly voiced by the governments and foreign affairs agencies of various NATO countries, the press services of which readily pick up the informational stuffing of the blogger’s” team “, which, with such support, by any means, keeps his figure on the news agenda in the Russian Federation and for abroad with the aim of interfering in the internal affairs of our country, including to influence the election campaign for the election of deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the VIII convocation on September 17-19, 2021, ” purposes and the “case of A. Navalny” was played.