The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reported that it found toxins in Alexei Navalny’s samples. Representatives of the organisation noted, that the found toxins were not included in the list of banned substances.”The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team and shared with the Federal Republic of Germany confirm that the biomarkers of the cholinesterase inhibitor found in Mr Navalny’s blood and urine samples have similar structural characteristics as the toxic chemicals belonging to schedules 1.A.14 and 1.A.15 that were added to the Annex on Chemicals to the Convention during the Twenty-Fourth Session of the Conference of the States Parties in November 2019. This cholinesterase inhibitor is not listed in the Annex on Chemicals to the Convention,” the report said.
The US Novichok was not added to the Annex Former member of the UN Commission on Biological and Chemical Weapons, military expert Igor Nikulin told Pravda.Ru that Russia put forward an initiative at the OPCW in November 2019 to include five new families on the list of toxic substances, including carbamates and Quarternats.Four substances were included on the list, but the fifth one, the so-called “American” Novichok (which that USA was working on) was not added there. The United States, together with Canada, the Netherlands and island states collected a qualified majority and blocked its inclusion on the list. “They could collect the qualified majority and the fifth family was rejected,” said Igor Nikulin. “Most likely, the United States was hoping to use that substance for certain purposes,” the expert added. Continue reading

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