The Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the German Armed Forces (InstPharmToxBw) refused to provide RT TV channel with additional information about the methods and procedures for detecting the substance in the body of Russian blogger Alexei Navalny. This was reported on Tuesday, September 8, on the channel’s website.
It was the laboratory of this institute that allegedly discovered the Novichok poisonous substance in Navalny’s body. According to the German military doctors, they “have incontestably proved the presence of a chemical warfare agent in Navalny’s biomedical samples.” However, for reasons of secrecy, no details will be provided.
Also, the organization did not allow filming and recording interviews with any of the employees.
On September 7, Navalny’s condition improved. He was taken out of a medical coma and is gradually weaned from a ventilator. He reacts to what is said to him.
On the same day, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that in the situation with the “poisoning” of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, there is a feeling of “a script written in advance.” She also noted that there is no single source of information from Germany.
Navalny felt unwell during the Tomsk-Moscow flight on 20 August. The plane landed in Omsk, and the patient was taken to the emergency hospital №1. He was transported to the Charite clinic in Berlin on 22 August.
The German clinic said that they found the blogger signs of intoxication with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors. However, Omsk doctors did not reveal any intoxication with this substance during Navalny’s examination.