EU 5 v. Russia on Navalny
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The Navalny novichok poisoning Big Lie refuses to die.
World community nations and UN officials following the incident know Russia had nothing to do with his illness — no motive or evidence suggesting otherwise.
They know his illness was unrelated to poisoning by novichok — the most toxic known substance able to kill anyone exposed in minutes.
Weeks after falling ill aboard a flight to Moscow on August 20, Navalny is very much alive, discharged from hospitalization, and expected to fully or near-fully recover from whatever caused his illness.
If exposed to novichok, he’d have died before boarding his flight to Moscow.
There’s no ambiguity about all of the above, nor about who most benefits from what happened and who’s harmed.
US dark forces gained at Russia’s expense, part of longstanding war on the country by other means by both right wings of the US war party — at war on humanity at home and abroad.
By letter to the Security Council and UN secretary general Guterres, EU countries Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and Estonia — in cahoots with US dark forces — said the following:
“We consider that the use of a chemical nerve agent from the novichok group in the abhorrent poisoning of Mr. Alexey Navalny (sic) constitutes a threat to international peace and security (sic),” adding:
They called on Russia “to disclose urgently, fully, and in a transparent manner the circumstances of this attack and to inform the Security Council in this regard (sic)” — despite knowing the Kremlin had nothing to do with the incident.
No evidence was presented by Angela Merkel’s government to prove claims of finding novichok traces in Navalny’s system — because none exists.
Navalny’s claim of being poisoned by Putin was fabricated.
In early September, Sergey Sergey Lavrov said the following:
“(W)e asked our counterparts in the European Union and in Germany once again if German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has been accusing us of this wrongdoing, of this alleged poisoning…but is still unable to present any proof, if she has any plans to give instructions to her subordinates to see to it that there is a reply from the German Ministry of Justice to the (Russian) Prosecutor General’s query,” adding:
“Now I am forced to say out loud that according to our sources this reply is being delayed due to the Foreign Ministry’s stance.”
He’s unacceptably stonewalling, part of an anti-Russia conspiracy in cahoots with the US, Britain, and other hostile-to-Russia EU countries.
Lavrov stressed that Moscow is “used to unfounded accusations.”
To this day, Britain failed to provide evidence about alleged novichok poisoning of the Skripals in 2018 by Russia because the incident was fabricated.
Even Trump earlier said “(w)e haven’t had any proof” about alleged Navalny poisoning with novichok.
“We have not seen (proof) ourselves.”
Last month, Russian lower house State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin called the Navalny incident an anti-Kremlin US-led Western provocation aimed at hampering Russian development by wanting construction of its Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany halted.
On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakhavova said Moscow’s “permanent mission at the OPCW invited top OPCW officials to send technical representative to Russia to work with its “specialists on (the Navalny) incident,” adding:
“We expect our cooperation with the above specialized international organization to be effective and to allow us to look carefully into the rather inconclusive circumstances leading up to what happened.”
Separately, Russia’s UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia slammed E 5 nations for their unacceptable letter to Guterres and the Security Council before Russia assumed its presidency on October 1, adding:
German authorities continue to stonewall Russia by refusing to cooperate on the Navalny issue.
“We are saying a simple thing. If you have facts, present them. They” refused.
“(T)hat reminds us of (the) 2018 Skripals” hoax.
“The allegations that I hear from some are simply absurd.”
“We were saying from the very beginning that we are willing to cooperate.”
“In order to start our investigation, we need, according to our laws, to be provided with materials that would allow us to open such an investigation.”
“As long as these materials are not provided, we only can conduct the so-called pre-investigation, which is being held.”
Navalny’s fabricated claim about being poisoned by Putin is “absurd (and) insulting.”
As for the unacceptable E 5 letter, Nebenzia stressed that “instead of telling us to brief the Security Council, first fulfill and implement what is necessary and what is incumbent on them.”
“That is – to reply to the request of our prosecutor general to provide information on the case.”
On Monday, Russia’s envoy to Germany Sergey Nechayev said the following about Navalny’s false claim to Der Spiegel that Vladimir Putin poisoned him with novichok:
“It is surprising and a reason for sincere disappointment that a magazine that positions itself as an impartial media outlet has published statements containing groundless and insulting allegations against the Russian head of state.”
“It is very hard to imagine that the renowned journalists, well-known in our country, who stood at the cradle of this periodical, would have found this cheap stuff worth publishing on its pages.”
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