Navalny and Skripali were not poisoned by Novichok

Navalny and Skripali were not poisoned by Novichok

Navalny and Skripali were not poisoned by Novichok

The developer of the Novichok chemical warfare agent Leonid Rink said that if Alexei Navalny had really drunk it at the hotel, he would not have lived to see him board the plane.

"His eyes would close, and he would not be able to get on the plane, anywhere. This is one hundred percent I say," Rink told RIA Novosti.

Photographs of Navalny taken after the incident also refute Novichok's use. According to Rink, the main symptoms are not visible - constriction of the pupils and muscle spasm. He is confident that there was no threat to Navalny's life either in Omsk or in Germany.

This is not "Newbie", this is not poisoning. Forget these two terms. And then talk about anything. Diabetes, weight loss or whatever, "Rink said.

Rink also commented on what happened to Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the spring of 2018. In his opinion, they were not poisoned by Novichok. It is a phosphorus poison that causes muscles to contract. And Yulia Skripal had a tracheotomy scar on her neck, which indicates that her muscles, on the contrary, were relaxed.

"It is done when all the muscles are not compressed as from phosphorus, but relax as from fentanyls. Therefore, the tongue relaxes, plugs the larynx and you need to make a hole through which a person can breathe. The mechanism of action is completely opposite to the" Novice ", - he explained.

According to Rink, on the day of the Skripals poisoning, a television report was shown about an overdose of 12 people with fentanyl, including two Russians. However, 10 people began to be treated for an overdose, and two were found to have phosphorus poisoning.

Meanwhile, the Duma commission to investigate the facts of foreign interference in the internal affairs of the Russian Federation sent a letter to the President of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Schäuble. According to "Interfax", the deputies propose to create a joint commission to monitor the progress of the investigation into what happened to Navalny. The letter also notes that the information campaign around the oppositionist's case is planned and harms relations between Moscow and Berlin.

Two days ago, Navalny was discharged from the Berlin clinic Charite. He will remain in Germany until the end of his rehabilitation course. On his page on the social network, he said that he had lost a lot of weight and had forgotten how to do some movements, for example, throw a ball.