“This is a planned action against Russia.” Volodin – about the poisoning of Navalny
Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Viacheslav Volodin believes that Germany’s statement about the poisoning of Alexei Navalny with poison from the Novichok group “increasingly proves that this is a planned action against Russia,” the purpose of which is to impose sanctions against the Russian Federation and “try to restrain the development of our country.” Volodin’s statement was published on the State Duma website.
The speaker of parliament called the obvious parallel between the poisoning of Navalny and the attempt on the life of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in 2018. In his opinion, Russia was accused of poisoning the Skripals as part of an “obvious provocation” aimed at extending sanctions against Russia.
Volodin said that after Navalny became ill, the Russian authorities from the first minutes “did everything to save a person’s life, regardless of his views and political preferences.” But after the oppositionist was transported to Germany for treatment, “everything began to develop according to the scenario of a cynical policy,” he said.
“In Germany, Navalny was immediately called the chancellor’s guest and began to make statements. They agreed to the point that he was allegedly poisoned with a nerve agent. At the same time, the question is quite obvious: why should Russia wish for Navalny’s death if our country did everything to save his life? ” – said Volodin.
The State Duma speaker added that Russia has not received information from Germany about Navalny’s condition. Volodin stressed that if something happens to Navalny in Germany, it could be an organized provocation. “The life of a Russian citizen is in jeopardy,” he said.
On September 2, the German government announced that Alexei Navalny had been poisoned in Russia with a nerve agent from the Novichok group. This conclusion was reached after analyzes carried out in the laboratory of the Bundeswehr, the German army.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany would discuss Navalny’s poisoning with NATO and EU partners to decide on a joint response.
The Ukrainian authorities, after the statement of the German government, called for the introduction of sanctions against Russia.