The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia announced that Navalny became ill because of the diet
The deterioration of Alexei Navalny's health at the end of August could have been caused by a diet, not poisoning, said the transport department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Siberian Federal District. These are the results of the audit initiated by the West Siberian Transport Prosecutor's Office.
According to police, Navalny's wife told Omsk doctors that he limited himself to food, felt discomfort after eating for three to five days, and also ate irregularly. As noted in the message, she suggested that the reason for her husband's malaise could be a diet - he allegedly wanted to lose weight.
“The final diagnosis was established by doctors taking into account the repeated chemical and toxicological studies: violation of carbohydrate metabolism (basic); chronic pancreatitis with impaired externally and intrasecretory functions, exacerbation (concomitant), ”the Ministry of Internal Affairs said.
At the same time, a statement by Russian intelligence about the "sacred sacrifice" appeared
The Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) of Russia has no confirmed information about the involvement of Western special services in the Navalny case, said the head of the service, Sergei Naryshkin.
However, he claims that there is reliable information.
“You know, the issue of the so-called“ sacred sacrifice ”was discussed at a serious level as one of the options, mechanisms. Moreover, it was said that it would be better if this "sacred sacrifice" was still from among the leaders of the opposition, "Naryshkin said.
Russian Foreign Ministry called Navalny's case a "performance"
The message on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry says that the case of Alexei Navalny, in particular the statements about his poisoning with a substance from the Novichok group, is "an amateurishly staged performance."
The Foreign Ministry claims that it was in Russia that Navalny's life was saved. "Impeccable coherence of actions was ensured, despite the reports about the" mining "of the airport of the city of Omsk, received from the server located - by some strange coincidence - in the Federal Republic of Germany," - said the department, recalling that Navalny was aware of the false mining immediately after regaining consciousness, despite the absence of official reports on this.
The Foreign Ministry also recalled that while Navalny was in the Omsk hospital, "a hysterical anti-Russian campaign gained momentum in the West." Another detail noted by Russian diplomats was the special attention to Navalny in Germany - 14 escort cars and the status of the chancellor's guest. The Russian diplomats were also surprised by the speed of testing for traces of the Novichok, which was carried out in 9 days instead of 14.
"On October 16, with the permission of Berlin, a report was circulated through the OPCW, from which all the chemical formulas that could help clarify the biochemical nature of the" poisoning "of A. Navalny were carefully deleted," the Russian Foreign Ministry said. As a result, the department came to the conclusion that primary for the West is “to find another reason for the continuation of anti-Russian attacks”, and not the health of the “Berlin patient”. According to diplomats, this is also indicated by the refusal of German law enforcement officers to cooperate with their Russian colleagues. "It is quite natural that the feeling arises that everything that is happening is an amateurishly staged performance, the main idea of which is another sanctioned" shot "at Russia," the conclusion says.
The Prosecutor General's Office of Russia claims that instead of replies in the Navalny case, it received questions from the German side
The Prosecutor General's Office of Russia received a response from the German Ministry of Justice on inquiries regarding Navalny, official spokesman for the department, Andrei Ivanov, said. According to him, the German side, without answering Russia's questions, asked the Russian side for additional clarifications on the progress of the investigation after Navalny's hospitalization.
“None of the questions raised earlier by the Russian side have been substantively clarified,” Ivanov explained.
He recalled that the Russian department had sent requests for legal assistance to Germany based on the verification materials on the basis of the European Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.
Navalny managed to react to the statements of the Russian departments
In his opinion, these statements contradict each other - according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, there was no poisoning, and the SVR reports about poisoning by NATO countries. “Apparently, NATO countries persuaded me to go on a deadly diet,” he wrote on Telegram.
On his Twitter, he also noted that he undergoes a medical examination every year and was completely healthy as of August 20, 2020.
Navalny felt bad on the plane on August 20
Navalny's health worsened sharply on August 20 during a flight from Tomsk to Moscow, due to which the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk, where the politician began to receive medical treatment. On August 22, Navalny was taken to a Berlin clinic. German experts said that traces of a substance from the Novichok group were found in his body. At the same time, Russian doctors had not previously detected poisons in Navalny's body. On October 15, the European Union imposed sanctions against six Russians due to the situation with Navalny. In particular, the director of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov, the head of the Russian president's internal policy department, Andrei Yarin, and others fell under the restrictions. They are banned from entering the territory of the European Union, and financial assets in European banks are frozen. In addition, sanctions were imposed on the State Research Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology (GosNIIOKhT).
On October 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he personally asked the Prosecutor General's Office to release Navalny for treatment in Germany, since he had restrictions on leaving due to a criminal case. The head of state stressed that the authorities were not to blame for what had happened.