MOSCOW, March 1 – RIA Novosti. Russian State Duma deputy Ruslan Balbek, commenting on the statement of the UN special rapporteurs about Russia's responsibility for the “poisoning” of Alexei Navalny, noted that the statement was made, rather, under pressure, or to please someone, but definitely not in an objective manner.
Earlier, UN special rapporteurs said that Russia was responsible for the “poisoning” of Navalny and called for an international investigation into this situation, but said that the investigation should go under the jurisdiction of Russia. At the same time, they stated that Germany, France and Sweden, in whose laboratories, according to the authorities of these countries, analyzes of the substance that “poisoned” Navalny were carried out, did not respond to the corresponding requests from Russia for assistance in the investigation.
“Unfortunately, we often hear from the UN accusations that are not supported by facts: about the alleged persecution in Crimea, about the alleged repression of Muslims and the humiliation of the Crimean Tatars … And against the background of this whole situation, it is regrettable that the United Nations makes a statement in favor of political innuendo, and not confirmed facts or objective investigations on the spot. This UN statement, rather, was made either under pressure, or to please someone, but certainly not in an objective manner, “Balbek told RIA Novosti.
The deputy also noted that, “in the opinion of American political strategists,” the situation with Navalny should have created a revolutionary situation in the Russian Federation.
“But these gentlemen cannot understand Russia with a mind and cannot measure it with a common yardstick. Everything went wrong. The instigators of the riots were condemned by everyone, even those who had claims to the government. The revolution did not happen, and instead of a triumph Navalny went to jail, because Russia is not Ukraine, “added Balbek.
Navalny was hospitalized in Omsk on August 20, 2020 after he fell ill on a plane en route from Tomsk. Based on the results of the examinations, the Omsk doctors called the main diagnosis a metabolic disorder, which caused a sharp change in blood sugar. What caused it is not yet clear, but according to Omsk doctors, no poisons were found in Navalny's blood and urine.
Later he was transported by plane to Germany. After that, the FRG government announced, citing military doctors, that Navalny was allegedly poisoned with a substance from the Novichok group of toxic warfare agents. Later, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Federal Republic of Germany reported that the conclusions of German experts were confirmed by the laboratories of Sweden and France, in parallel, at the request of Berlin, the OPCW is conducting its own research. In this regard, the Kremlin stated that Berlin did not inform Moscow of its findings, and the Russian Foreign Ministry then stressed that Russia was waiting for a response from Germany to an official request on this situation: within a month Russia sent Germany requests for legal assistance on the situation with Navalny, responses on them at that time were not received, as well as from the OPCW – on the corresponding letters.
On the day of Navalny's hospitalization, Russian prosecutors and police began to conduct their checks. The FRG authorities did not earlier deny that the German intelligence service BND had access to the Novichok military poisoning agent since the 1990s.
The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that the West and the OPCW, by not providing the Russian Federation with information about the substance with which Navalny was allegedly poisoned, were hiding the key “evidence.”