Alexei Navalny poisoning

  • Russia not producing chemical weapons, Kremlin says after OPCW findings on Navalny
    MOSCOW, October 7 (Reuters): The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Russia was not developing any chemical weapons and was fully complying with its obligations under an international arms control treaty that outlaws their production. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was speaking after the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said blood samples from Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny contained a nerve agent from the banned Novichok family. The watchdog's find
  • Navalny says Russian authorities poisoned him as threat ahead of parliament elections
    MOSCOW, October 6 (Reuters): Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said he believed Russia's intelligence services had poisoned him with a rare nerve agent because authorities saw him as a threat ahead of next year's parliamentary elections. "They understood that there were big, big problems threatening them ahead of elections for the State Duma," Navalny said in a YouTube interview with a Russian blogger, his first video appearance since being discharged from a Berli
  • Europeans, UK tell U.N. Navalny poisoning a 'threat to international peace, security'
    NEW YORK, October 1 (Reuters): The poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny "constitutes a threat to international peace and security," Britain, France, Germany, Estonia and Belgium wrote in a letter to the United Nations Security Council, seen by Reuters on Thursday. "We call on the Russian Federation to disclose, urgently, fully and in a transparent manner, the circumstances of this attack and to inform the Security Council in this regard," they said in
  • Russia parliament orders probe into possible foreign link to alleged Navalny poisoning
    MOSCOW, August 25 (Reuters): The speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament on Tuesday ordered one of its committees to probe whether foreign forces were behind the alleged poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in a bid to fuel tensions in Russia. "The State Duma security committee will be instructed to analyse what happened in order to understand whether this was an attempt on the part of foreign states to harm the health of a Russian citizen to fuel tensions