Charité said in a statement that it ordered a second round of testing to determine the exact substance that afflicted Navalny, which could provide more forensic evidence as to who might have been behind the poisoning. It is also the US and its allies’ hope that if it really was poisoning this would spoil relations between Russia and Germany so much that Nord Stream 2 is officially canceled.
Above all the USA and NATO – with active participation of the EU – want to use the situation in connection with this year’s presidential elections in Belarus to further change the situation in their favour. They believe that they can use the internal difficulties Belarus is facing to intervene in order to further promote the balance of power in their favor not only in Belarus and in the region directly bordering on Russia, but in the whole of Europe. They are trying to dictate to the people of Belarus the rules according to which both regime change in Belarus, and change in the sense of creating more favourable conditions for the realisation of the anti-Russian goals, should take place.
This is a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Western attempts to organise a colour revolution in Belarus. Neither NATO, nor USA, nor the EU dictate to the people of Belarus rules for a regime-change in Belarus. It should be noted that the recent presidential elections were considered neither free nor fair by the EU. "State authorities deployed disproportionate and unacceptable violence causing at least one death and many injuries. Thousands of people were detained and the crackdown on freedoms of assembly, media and expression intensified. We call on the Belarusian authorities to release immediately and unconditionally all detained. Furthermore, credible reports of domestic observers show that the electoral process did not meet the international standards expected of an OSCE participating State." In the past, the EU and US repeatedly introduced sanctions against Belarusian officials for mass violations of human rights and electoral standards, they have not attempted to stage a colour revolution in Belarus or any other country. In its statement of 11 August EU High Representative calls upon Belarus's authorities "to initiate a genuine and inclusive dialogue with broader society to avoid further violence." Read earlier disinformation cases alleging that Poland is preparing Euromaidan scenario for Belarus, that Belarus will turn anti-Russia in case it does not deepen integration with Russia, that the West's only interest in Belarus is to make it anti-Russian, and that the US plans to turn Belarus into its colony, a coup and foreign military invasion may happen. Other cases alleging that the West is helping to destabilise the situation in Belarus before the election, that US agents attempt to overthrow Lukashenka along the Ukrainian scenario, that the West dreams of tearing Belarus apart from Russia and to organise a Ukraine-like scenario, and that pro-Western Belarusian opposition prepares a revolution with the assistance of armed Ukrainian nationalists.