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World Navalny Poisoned Before Leaving Hotel in Siberia, Allies Say

11:30  08 october  2020
11:30  08 october  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

Putin Tried to Poison Me, Says Alexei Navalny, as Kremlin Accuses Him of Working with CIA

  Putin Tried to Poison Me, Says Alexei Navalny, as Kremlin Accuses Him of Working with CIA The Russian opposition campaigner told Der Spiegel Vladimir Putin was behind his Novichok attack, which the Kremlin has dismissed.The anti-corruption campaigner spent 16 days in a coma after he fell ill on a flight on August 20. He had been transferred from a hospital in the Siberian city of Omsk to Charité hospital in Berlin. He is now recovering in the German capital.

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was poisoned before he left his hotel in the Siberian city of Tomsk to catch a flight to Moscow, his allies said on Instagram. Navalny fell victim last month to what German doctors later identified as poisoning by the military nerve agent Novichok.

Traces of the poison Novichok were allegedly found on a water bottle in Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny 's hotel room in Tomsk, where he stayed the night before falling ill on a flight to Moscow They concluded, therefore, that Navalny was poisoned before leaving for Tomsk's airport.

(Bloomberg) -- Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny was poisoned before he left his hotel in the Siberian city of Tomsk to catch a flight to Moscow, his allies said on Instagram.

Alexei Navalny wearing a striped shirt and looking at the camera: Alexey Navalny, Russian opposition leader, attends a hearing at the Simonovsky District Court in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Navalny is serving 30 days in prison for urging supporters to join an unsanctioned protest last month. © Bloomberg Alexey Navalny, Russian opposition leader, attends a hearing at the Simonovsky District Court in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Navalny is serving 30 days in prison for urging supporters to join an unsanctioned protest last month.

Navalny fell victim last month to what German doctors later identified as poisoning by the military nerve agent Novichok. He emerged 10 days ago from a coma in the Berlin hospital, where he’d been flown for treatment.

Putin's attempt to explain away the poisoning of Alexei Navalny to France failed badly and helped unite Europe against him, intelligence sources say

  Putin's attempt to explain away the poisoning of Alexei Navalny to France failed badly and helped unite Europe against him, intelligence sources say A French security official said that a phone call in which Vladimir Putin attempted to claim that Alexei Navalny poisoned himself was a disaster.According to French media, Putin spoke with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, last week about Navalny, who was poisoned with the novichok nerve agent in late August, and was evacuated to Europe for treatment.

It said that Mr. Navalny could have “taken something himself” before boarding the plane. Ms. Yarmysh, Mr. Navalny ’s spokeswoman, responded on Twitter Mr. Navalny was traveling in Siberia on one of his regular trips to far-flung regions in an effort to expand Russia’s weak, Moscow-centric opposition

Independent news outlets and Navalny 's team said the poison likely came from a water bottle in his hotel room in Siberia . Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was likely poisoned before he headed to an airport in Siberia and fell violently ill on a flight last month, not at the airport itself, independent news

The revelations add pressure on Russia to investigate the apparent assassination attempt on President Vladimir Putin’s top critic, which Western governments have blamed on the Kremlin.

Navalny’s aides Thursday posted a video of his hotel room, showing staffers gathering possible evidence, including several water bottles. One of them taken to Germany contained traces of Novichok that allowed Germany to identify it, the Instagram post said. “Now we understand: it was done before he left his room to go to the airport,” it said.

Germany’s Der Spiegel reported earlier this month that investigators there suspected Navalny drank from the bottle after he was poisoned, leaving traces of the nerve agent.

Novichok found on water bottle suggests Russia's Navalny poisoned before he went to airport, aides say

  Novichok found on water bottle suggests Russia's Navalny poisoned before he went to airport, aides say Traces of poison were found on a bottle of water from the hotel room in Siberia where Alexey Navalny stayed before falling ill, the Russian opposition politician's team said Thursday.Traces of poison were found on a bottle of water from the hotel room in Siberia where Alexey Navalny stayed before falling ill, the Russian opposition politician's team said Thursday.

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The German government said that toxicology tests showed the Russian opposition leader was poisoned with a nerve agent from the same class used Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said the Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent and demanded

The opposition leader is highly unlikely to have been poisoned with Novichok introduced into the water bottle because drinking it would have proven fatal within a few minutes, Proekt reported, citing Vladimir Uglev, part of a team that developed the nerve agent in the Soviet era. Navalny probably was exposed via skin contact, according to Uglev.

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“The FBK brilliantly outplayed the FSB,” opposition politician Vladimir Milov wrote on Twitter, referring to the Russian initials of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation and the State Security Service, respectively. “They took evidence from under their noses (a bottle with Novichok from the Tomsk hotel) and got it out of the country.”

On the day of the attack, some of his allies stayed behind in Tomsk to continue filming the political video they were working on. When they were alerted that he’d suddenly fallen ill, they summoned a lawyer and collected whatever evidence they could from his room.

Navalny team says nerve agent found on Russian hotel room water bottle

  Navalny team says nerve agent found on Russian hotel room water bottle Navalny team says nerve agent found on Russian hotel room water bottleMOSCOW (Reuters) - The nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detected on an empty water bottle from his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk, suggesting he was poisoned there and not at the airport as first thought, his team said on Thursday.

Navalny and his allies have long been a thorn in the side of President Vladimir Putin, organising large protests in Moscow in 2019 and regularly producing videos His supporters say lawsuits and police raids targeting Navalny and his foundation are part of a coordinated campaign to cripple their activities.

Navalny ’s condition is reportedly very serious and it’s possible he was poisoned . Meduza reviews why Russia’s most famous anti-corruption activist was in Siberia . Alexey Navalny flew to Novosibirsk a week ago. He landed on Thursday evening, August 13, says Elena Noskovets, who works at his local

“We decided to take everything that might somehow hypothetically be of use and give it to the doctors in Germany,” the post said. “That there would be no investigation of the case in Russia was rather clear.”

Law enforcement officials have removed the servers containing all video surveillance footage from the Tomsk hotel during Navalny’s time there, Proekt reported on Thursday, citing a person close to one of the hotel managers.

The case has led to a sharp worsening in relations between Russia and Germany, with Chancellor Angela Merkel calling on Moscow to investigate the attack and threatening to suspend a major gas pipeline project if it doesn’t. The Kremlin says it has no evidence Navalny was poisoned and has so far opened only a preliminary probe.

Navalny, who posted a photo of himself and his family on Instagram earlier this week in his first public appearance since the Aug. 20 poisoning, plans to return to Russia when he recovers according to his spokeswoman.

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EU issues travel ban and asset freeze for six Russians allegedly involved in Navalny poisoning .
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