The Charité clinic did not take any special measures after allegations of the alleged poisoning of blogger Alexei Navalny by Novichok. The Izvestia correspondent reported this from Germany on September 3.
He pointed out that despite recent statements by German authorities that samples of the comatose Navalny had “unequivocal evidence” of a nerve agent from the Novichok group, no “special” events had been organized at the Charité clinic. “An ordinary day, patients go from building to building, doctors in plain white coats, workers, passers-by. Many even without medical masks, not to mention special suits. Nothing gives any special measures, ”he said.
S7 Airlines told Izvestia that, except for Navalny, on the day of the flight he flew, no one was poisoned by anything. “During the flight, none of the other passengers addressed the flight attendants with complaints about their poor health. The entire crew of the flight is doing well. At the end of the flight, cleaning was carried out on board in accordance with all requirements, ”the airline said.
According to the British special services, “Novichok” is very dangerous for others. It is no coincidence that the alleged place of poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal was cordoned off in Great Britain.
One of the developers of the poisonous substance, Vladimir Uglev, commented on the allegations of “poisoning.” “I believe that the use of chemical warfare organophosphate substances: sarin, soman and Novichok (A-234) can be excluded from the list of substances, since due to the high vapor pressure at temperatures above +20 degrees and high inhalation toxicity, apart from Navalny, they would receive defeats in one form or another, the people around him, “Uglev told Interfax.
Earlier on September 3, the German authorities issued a statement that a special laboratory of the Bundeswehr allegedly found in the samples of Navalny, who is in a coma in the German clinic Charite, “unequivocal evidence” of a chemical substance nerve-paralytic of the Novichok group.
After that, the President of the European Council Charles Michel promised that the EU member states will consider the issue of possible consequences for Moscow due to the situation with Navalny.
In turn, the Russian Foreign Ministry called Berlin’s statements about the alleged poisoning of Navalny as another information campaign against Russia, since they are not supported by facts.
Navalny felt unwell during the Tomsk-Moscow flight on 20 August. The plane urgently landed in Omsk. The blogger was taken to 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 Charite clinic in Berlin for treatment.
The German clinic said that the data from the clinical examination of Navalny indicated intoxication with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors.
At the same time, the chief toxicologist of the Omsk region and the Siberian Federal District, Alexander Sabaev, said that cholinesterase inhibitors were not detected in the Omsk hospital during the blogger’s examination.