Alexei Navalny: French and Swedish labs confirm novichok poisoning | World News

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Two impartial laboratories have confirmed German findings that Alexei Navalny was poisoned with novichok.

Particular labs in Sweden and France discovered the Soviet nerve agent was used to poison the Russian opposition chief, a spokesperson for the German authorities stated.

Mr Navalny, an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin, is being handled at a Berlin hospital after falling in poor health final month throughout a home flight in Russia.

Samples taken from the opposition politician have additionally been despatched to the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague for exams of their labs.

“Independently of the OPCW’s investigations, three laboratories have now independently recognized a army nerve agent as the reason for Mr Navalny’s poisoning,” authorities spokesman Steffen Seibert stated. “We renew our name for Russia to clarify these occasions.”

Military medical doctors at Berlin’s Charite hospital have been the primary to say Mr Navalny – who awoke from a coma final week – had been poisoned with novichok.

Russia stated it has seen no proof that Mr Navalny was poisoned.

The 44-year-old Russian dissident is claimed to be responding to speech.

Germany has stated the poisoning of Mr Navalny was an try and kill him and has threatened to desert a joint underwater fuel pipeline mission with Russia if Moscow fails to cooperate with the investigation.

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