[Alexei Navalny’s] body reacted differently to a fast-acting substance that was rapidly excreted from the body, which his friend Maria Pevchikh gave him. According to a source, she is also an employee (undercover agent) of the [British Secret Intelligence Service] MI6. So, it was the work of Maria Pevchikh. These substances have been in Russia for a long time. They don’t even need to be brought to Russia. They have been kept in the embassies of different countries since the 90s. And there are enough of them for many years. Several people have already died from these substances. However, it will never be possible to prove that it was precisely the poisoning.
We are seeing a very dangerous period of political pressure on Russia… The claims of (Alexei) Navalny getting poisoned is not supported by proof.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, portraying Western governments and institutions as inherently Russophobic and trying to harm and encircle Russia. Clinical findings at the Charité hospital indicated that Navalny was poisoned with a substance from the group of cholinesterase inhibitors. Subsequent toxicological tests provided unequivocal evidence of a chemical nerve agent of the Novichok group in the blood samples of Alexei Navalny. Moreover, specialist labs in France and Sweden confirmed, in an independent review, that Navalny had been poisoned with Novichok. Read similar cases claiming that the Navalny was not poisoned by novichok and Russian secret services are not involved, or that the Alexei Navalny, originally an anti-Russian project, was poisoned by his sponsors and that the West has an interest in the death of Navalny to launch a new wave of sanctions against Russia.