OPCW Confirms Toxic Chemicals in Navalny as EU and Others Prepare Sanctions

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Bruce Zagaris

On October 6, 2020, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) issued a report of OPCW’s mission to the Federal Republic of Germany concerning the poisoning of Mr. Alexei Navalny. The German government requested the technical assistance by OPCW on August 20, 2020. The analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of biomedical samples confirm that Nalvany was poisoned by chemicals banned by the Chemical Weapons Convention and set the stage for additional sanctions against Russia.[1]

[1]    OPCW, OPCW Issues Report on Technical Assistance Requested by Germany, Oct. 6, 2020 https://www.opcw.org/media-centre/news/2020/10/opcw-issues-report-technical-assistance-requested-Germany.