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Navalny was poisoned with a substance like Novichok

An employee of Navalny's headquarters drew attention to this fact

The substance with which Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny was poisoned belongs to the same group of poisons as the famous Novichok, used in the poisoning of former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

The head of the network of regional headquarters of Alexey Navalny, Leonid Volkov, drew attention to this fact on his Twitter.

“The world's most famous cholinesterase inhibitor is called Novichok,” Volkov writes.

Earlier, the German clinic “Charite” confirmed that Navalny was poisoned. An official statement on the clinic's website indicates that a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors was found in the politician's body.

“Newbie”, as indicated in Wikipedia, is a family of organophosphorus toxicants of nerve action, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. The family consists of over sixty similar compounds. In January 2019, at the session of the Executive Committee, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons proposed to add these groups of substances to List 1 of the poisonous substances subject to the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

As a reminder, in the spring of 2018, former double spy Sergei and Yulia Skripali were exposed to the Novichok family's military nerve agent applied to the doorknob of their house in Salisbury. Independent investigators later uncovered this as a double failure of the GRU, as the Skripals survived the assassination attempt and the names of the poisoners were revealed. They turned out to be employees of the Russian special services Anatoly Chepiga, Alexander Mishkin, and Denis Sergeev.

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