It wasn’t that Cup of tea drunk in one of the barsTomsk airport before boarding the plane, where he then fell ill, poisoning the Russian opponent Alexei Navalny. For weeks, that photo taken of the dissident blogger was considered the moment he ingested the nerve agent. Novichok which reduced him to death. But according to what his colleagues from the Anti-Corruption Fund claim on Instagram, to poison the main opponent in the homeland of Vladimir Putin it was a water bottle offered free of charge by the hotel where he was staying before departure. The European Parliament asks a ‘international survey and Member States to impose sanctions allowing for the freezing of European assets of corrupt individuals.
Traces of the neurotoxin were in fact found by German specialists on a bottle of water taken from the Tomsk hotel room where the Russian opponent was staying, supporters claim by publishing a video the collection from the room of any evidence of poisoning an hour after the news of Navalny’s illness. This new revelation, if confirmed, changes not so much the research on the instigator of the attack on the blogger’s life, but those on the material executors. All in the days when the diplomatic clash between the Russia and the main European chancelleries, with Moscow who keeps asking Berlin the possibility of obtaining the samples analyzed and in which traces of Novichok were found by the German, French and Swedish experts, arguing that the case is all one mount to discredit the Kremlin internationally.
The position taken by the European Parliament, which approved one, was very tough resolution, with 532 votes in favor, 84 against and 72 abstentions, which condemns the poisoning of the blogger asking for the immediate start of an international investigation into the case and the alleged violations of international commitments in the matter of chemical weapons of Russia, denied in recent days by the head of external intelligence in Moscow, while urging the authorities to cooperate fully. The text also calls on the Member States to take a clear position, in particular by rapidly implementing ambitious restrictive measures against Russia and strengthening those that already exist: sanctions that allow the freezing of European assets of corrupt individuals, in line with the results of the Alexei Navalny Anti-Corruption Foundation.