Disinfo: Germany violated the Chemical Weapons Convention


Germany violated the Chemical Weapons Convention by refusing to collaborate with Russia in the situation over the Alexei Navalny poisoning.


Pro-Kremlin disinformation claiming that Germany did not collaborate with Russia in the investigation into the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and that Germany violated the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Regarding the collaboration between Germany and Russia during the investigation, Berlin provided data on Navalny to the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, of which Russia is a member. Berlin’s Justice Ministry also approved a request from Moscow for legal assistance in the investigation of the poisoning, and tasked state prosecutors with working with the Russian authorities.

Navalny received initial medical treatment in Russia before being flown to Germany, where doctors assessed that he had been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok, a substance banned under the CWC. The findings were corroborated by laboratories in France and Sweden.

The joint statement from the States Parties of the Chemical Weapons Convention condemned in the strongest possible terms the use of a toxic chemical as a weapon in the Russian Federation against Alexei Navalny. There were no claims that Germany violated the Convention.

See other similar examples, such as claims that only caffeine and alcohol were found in Navalny's blood, that the West hopes that Navalny dies to have an excuse for new sanctions, or that Western accusations about Navalny’s case are as false as they were about Skripal and Litvinenko.