Russian Foreign Ministry calls accusations in Navalny’s case offensive

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The Russian Foreign Ministry called the accusations against Omsk doctors about alleged attempts to “hide the truth” about Alexei Navalny’s condition “deeply offensive”.

The foreign ministry stressed that the staff of the Omsk emergency hospital №1 immediately provided assistance to Navalny. The team of German doctors, who arrived in Omsk to transport the patient to the Berlin clinic, were given the complete medical history of the victim.

In addition, the department called on German doctors to prevent the use of laboratory results for politicized purposes, writes RT.

The Foreign Ministry also commented on the statements of the American side that “if the version of his poisoning as an oppositionist is confirmed, Washington will take measures against which the reaction of American society to Russian interference in the US presidential elections in 2016 will fade.”

“Drawing the attention of the interlocutor to the inadmissibility of unfounded accusations, they stressed that the Russian leadership stands for the most thorough and most objective investigation of the incident,” the Foreign Ministry said.

Navalny felt unwell during the Tomsk-Moscow flight on 20 August. The plane made an emergency landing in Omsk. The blogger was hospitalized in the emergency hospital No. 1. According to the head physician of this hospital, Alexander Murakhovsky, the main diagnosis of the patient is metabolic disorders. On August 22, Navalny was taken to the Berlin clinic Charite for treatment.

Charite reported on August 24 that data from a clinical examination of Navalny showed that he was intoxicated with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors. The specific toxic substance is not yet known, but its effect on the body is allegedly “proven several times.” The patient is treated with the antidote atropine.

According to the chief toxicologist of the Omsk region and the Siberian Federal District, Alexander Sabaev, in the Omsk emergency hospital No. 1, where Navalny was initially admitted, cholinesterase inhibitors were not detected during his examination.

In turn, the doctors of the Omsk hospital expressed their readiness to provide the Charite clinic with samples of Navalny’s biomaterials.

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