The attackers attacked the staff of the opposition coalition Novosibirsk 2020, which the Navalny team supports. They threw a glass into the office, where dozens of people were at the time, which shattered and smelled the room with a sharp odor. The room was immediately vacated, but two people were sick and an ambulance had to come for them, she described according to the station Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE / RL) Jelena Noskovecovová from the Naval Team.
According to her, the attack took place at a time when the Navalny team was training workers and volunteers to monitor the regional elections, which take place at the end of the week.
One of the volunteers, Artyom Jaumayev, according to the Medusa website he said three people had to seek medical help after the attack. According to the website, the victims complained of nausea, headaches, dizziness, convulsions and fever. According to Jaumbajev, doctors were reluctant to treat the poisoned when they found out that they were Navalny’s co-workers.
The head of the Novosibirsk 2020 coalition, Sergei Boyko, later said that the attackers threw a chemical used in veterinary medicine into the staff.
Russia is waiting for the election weekend
Elections of governors and local parliaments are held in Russia from Friday to Sunday. Navalny’s team promotes a so-called clever vote to support opposition and independent candidates across Russia. In Novosibirsk, opposition parties united in the Novosibirsk 2020 coalition.
Navalny himself remains in the care of German doctors who found traces of nerve paralysis in his body from the group of newcomers. Leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin collapsed in August on a planereturning from Siberia to Moscow.
Moscow refusesthat Navalny was poisoned in Russia. He refers to doctors in Omsk, who took care of Navalny after he collapsed. They claim that laboratory tests have not shown any poisoning or the presence of toxic substances in the body of the opposition politician or on his belongings.
Moscow called the pressure a disinformation campaign
Tuesday’s statement by foreign ministers of economically developed countries in the G7, condemning Alexei Navalny’s poisoning and calling for the punishment of those responsible, was rejected by Moscow on Wednesday as part of an anti-Russian “disinformation campaign”.
According to the TASS agency, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the aim is not to take an interest in Navalny’s health, but to introduce new sanctions against Russia. Russian diplomacy has repeatedly complained that Russia has still not received information from Germany about the results of laboratory tests and the examination of Navalny, who is hospitalized in Berlin.
“The lack of the above information does not allow the Russian investigating authorities to use all the necessary procedural mechanisms to establish the circumstances of the incident,” the statement said.
Lavrov: Germany does not respond to Russian requests
Russia’s foreign ministry summoned the German ambassador on Wednesday to express “a strong protest against the unfounded accusations and ultimatums of the German government against Russia in connection with the illness and hospitalization of Russian citizen Alexei Navalny” and “apparent abuse of the situation by international scene ’.
According to Moscow, this is “hysteria” and “gross hostile provocation,” Kommersant noted. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov personally accused Germany of not responding to Russia’s official requests for information on Navalny.
“We are not satisfied with the nature of the response to our legitimate demands to fulfill the obligations arising from the intergovernmental agreement on legal aid. We are not satisfied with the completely unacceptable tone in which the German position is communicated to the world public, “the minister told reporters.