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OPCW members condemn Navalny’s poisoning

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny calls on Trump to condemn poison used against him

OPCW members condemn Navalny's poisoning

They called on Russia to investigate quickly and openly

Western countries are seeking from Russia an explanation of the circumstances of the attempt on the life of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with the use of a nerve agent.

About half of the member states of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in a joint statement condemned the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, committed in Russia, with the use of a nerve poison of the Novichok group.

The document presented at the 25th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the OPCW was posted on Twitter by the British delegation.

In addition to Great Britain, all EU countries, Norway, Albania, Montenegro, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand and other states have joined the statement..

56 countries expressed “full confidence in the conclusion of independent experts of the OPCW, according to which Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent "Newbie"”.

They also expressed concern that a substance of the same type was already used on March 4, 2018 in the British city of Salisbury against the former double agent and GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

56 of 193 participating countries urged Russia, on whose territory Navalny was poisoned, to promptly and openly investigate the circumstances of the poisoning.OPCW members condemn Navalny's poisoning This would be of great help to the OPCW Conference, an international organization that should monitor compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention, the statement said..

OPCW Director General Fernando Arias said on Monday that, according to the International Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, “nerve agent poisoning in humans is an example of the use of chemical weapons.”.

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