Source of “Meduza”: no toxic substances were found in Navalny’s blood
No toxic substances were found in the blood of Alexei Navalny, hospitalized in Omsk with signs of poisoning, a source familiar with the politician’s survey told Meduza.
Navalny’s biomaterials were sent to a laboratory in Moscow for further study for the presence of toxic substances, the source said. He did not specify the name of the laboratory.
Meduza’s source also confirmed that several diagnoses of Navalny’s condition are being considered, so far it has not been possible to narrow down to one. He noted that transportation of the politician from Omsk is impossible, as there are fears that Navalny’s condition during the flight may worsen due to pressure drops.
Navalny’s associates said on the morning of August 21 that the transport police had installed the poison with which they had poisoned the oppositionist. The name of this substance, dangerous to others, has not been disclosed. Officially, the transport police said they could not confirm this, since the results of the examination were not yet ready. At the same time , a source from the state agency TASS said that no poison was found in Navalny’s body, law enforcement agencies still believe that “we are talking about psychodysleptic poisoning .”
On the morning of August 21, the chief doctor of the Omsk hospital, where Alexei Navalny is in intensive care, refused to issue a permit for his transportation to a clinic in Germany, since the politician is in an unstable condition and is not transportable.