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Navalny's Team Says Water Bottle With Novichok Traces Found In His Hotel Room In Tomsk

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Navalny's Team Says Water Bottle With Novichok Traces Found In His Hotel Room In Tomsk

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Water bottles in Navalny's hotel room in Tomsk, Russia contained traces of Novichok.

9/17/20
Associates of Aleksei Navalny say traces of the nerve agent used to poison the Russian opposition politician were found on a water bottle in the hotel room he was staying in in the Russian city of Tomsk. Navalny, 44, felt unwell while on a plane on his way from Tomsk to Moscow in late August, forcing the airliner to make an emergency landing in the city of Omsk, where he was rushed to a hospital. He was later flown to the Charite clinic in Berlin, Germany, where toxicology tests provided "unequivocal evidence" that the gravely ill Kremlin-critic had been poisoned with a nerve agent from the Soviet-style Novichok chemical group. Navalny's blog on Instagram said on September 17 that his associates were still in the Xander hotel in Tomsk when news of the politician's illness broke. They immediately rushed to Navalny’s vacated and yet-to-be-cleaned room, where they collected any suspicious items they saw, including an opened bottle of mineral water with the brand name that translates as "Holy Spring" and is also referred to as "Saint Spring." The Proekt website on September 17 quoted one of Navalny's associates who said that the bottle was taken to Berlin by one of Navalny's team members, Maria Pevchikh, who is a resident of the United Kingdom.

Among the Kremlin opponents who have been killed or targeted in recent years are investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya, former Russian security officer Aleksandr Litvinenko, former Russian Deputy Prime Minister and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, and former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, among others. SkripalThe Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on September 17 that it is providing technical assistance to Germany in investigating Navalny's case of poisoning with the nerve agent. "A team of experts from the Technical Secretariat independently collected biomedical samples from Mr. Navalny for analysis by OPCW designated laboratories. Results of this analysis are forthcoming and will be shared with the German authorities," the statement said. Members of the OPCW agreed in November 2019 to expand the agency's list of banned "Schedule 1" chemicals for the first time to include the Novichok family of nerve agents. That ban went into effect on June 7, 2020. The OPCW was established in 1997 as a technical body to enforce the Chemical Weapons Convention.

It appears the Russian FSB used bottled water in Navalny's hotel room in Tomsk to transfer the Novichok nerve agent to Navalny.

Navalny would be dead today IF... his plane had not performed an emergency landing in Omsk, doctors in Omsk had not placed Navalny into an induced coma, Navalny had not been transferred by air to Berlin.

Related: Navalny Likely Poisoned Before Arriving at Siberian Airport – Reports
 

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I imagined the combat use of this very "novichok" - it is necessary to lubricate the necks of drinking water bottles with poison for the enemy battalion. At the same time, with a huge probability, no one will die. In the best case-will get diarrhea.

The Creator of "Novichok": "it dissolves in water in a few minutes and becomes harmless."
It turns out that Navalny could be poisoned with that bottle only by his associates, with whom he hung out in the hotel room. There are more and more questions for them..
 

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I imagined the combat use of this very "novichok" - it is necessary to lubricate the necks of drinking water bottles with poison for the enemy battalion. At the same time, with a huge probability, no one will die. In the best case-will get diarrhea.

The Creator of "Novichok": "it dissolves in water in a few minutes and becomes harmless."
It turns out that Navalny could be poisoned with that bottle only by his associates, with whom he hung out in the hotel room. There are more and more questions for them..

Apparently they don't have room service at the hotels you stay at.
 
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