Do you seriously think that Navalny competed somewhere with Putin or United Russia? Their fields do not even intersect anywhere. But with whom the fields intersect? Look inside the opposition. Where there is money, there is also a desire to eliminate your political opponent. The main person with whom Navalny competes is Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky. First of all, these are methods familiar to Khodorkovsky. Secondly, they absolutely share one field. Thirdly, we have seen in the last year how they even started to dog a little in public. Fourth, this is so much of their galaxy, of the Khodorkovskys, Berezovskys, so much of their method.
All stockpiles of the toxic “Novichok” (in Russia) were destroyed and disposed.
This is part of a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign on the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after the use of a chemical nerve agent of the Novichok group was established beyond any doubt by a specialist Bundeswehr laboratory.
In September 2017, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed the full destruction of the 39,967 metric tons of chemical weapons possessed by Russia, but Novichoks were never declared to the OPCW and weren’t included in the Chemical Weapons Convention until 2019.
The use of multiple and simultaneous versions about an event involving questionable actions by the Russian government or its allies, in order to confound citizens about the actual truth, is a recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation strategy, already seen in the cases of the MH17 downing, the illegal annexation of Crimea, the murder attempt against Sergei and Yulia Skripal or chemical attacks in Syria.
See other examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives on Alexei Navalny’s poisoning in our database, such as claims that only caffeine and alcohol were found in his blood, that the US wanted to use it to block Nord Stream 2 and Russia’s vaccine against coronavirus, that the West hopes that he dies to have an excuse for new sanctions, or that Western accusations about Navalny’s case are as false as they were about Sergei Skripal and Alexander Litvinenko.