THE HAGUE, March 12. /TASS/. Russia insists that the organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is liable for the failure to arrange a seek advice from of its experts to Russia to probe into the circumstance of the incident with Russian blogger Alexey Navalny, Russiaâs permanent representative to that corporation Alexander Shulgin referred to on Friday, commenting on the results of the 96th session of the OPCW executive Council that changed into held on March 9 through 12.
"We believe that responsibility for the failure of this mission [of technical assistance] rests thoroughly on the OPCW technical secretariat," he informed TASS.
The diplomat recalled that Russia had requested OPCWâs technical guide so that OPCW and Russian consultants may "jointly analyze Navalny biomaterials taken throughout his live in Omsk and examine the consequences with these obtained with the aid of the OPCW licensed laboratories."
"We anticipated OPCW experts to reach with their device, which was used to analyze the sample outdoor Russia," Shulgin stressed. "And the key question changed into to find out how, when and below which cases poisonous brokers had been present in the bloggerâs biomaterials outdoor Russia. however our request turned into turned down with none motives. They readily referred to it changed into not a hobbies apply with them."
"Such an announcement of the technical secretariat might have been taken for granted in common situations but, lamentably, we recognize the value of the technical secretariatâs unbiased probes," the Russian diplomat stated. "We bear in mind the epic scandal of a couple of yr ago round what had came about in Syriaâs Douma in April 2018. it truly is why we advised OPCW and Russian specialists work collectively on the foundation of the 62nd specialized laboratory of the research Institute of Hygiene, Occupational Pathology and Human Ecology in St. Petersburg. it is an authoritative establishment. however they refused categorically."
Navalny become rushed to a local medical institution in the Siberian city of Omsk on August 20 after collapsing on a Moscow-bound flight from Tomsk. He fell right into a coma and was placed on a ventilator in an intensive care unit. On August 22, he turned into airlifted to Berlin and admitted to the Charite clinic.
On September 2, Berlin claimed that having examined Navalnyâs examine samples, German executive toxicologists had come to the conclusion that the blogger had been affected by a toxic agent belonging to the Novichok household.
The Russian aspect has again and again pointed out that it's in a position for finished cooperation with Germany and stressed out that that no toxic supplies had been detected in Navalnyâs equipment earlier than his switch to Berlin.
In early October 2020, Russia issued an inquiry to the OPCW to organize a visit of its specialists as part of technical tips on the Navany incident.