MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Toxin Novichok could only be obtained with the help of the Russian government
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has confirmed that the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been poisoned with the neurotoxin Novichok. The foreign policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Jürgen Hardt, explains:
“After confirmation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), there is no longer any doubt that the Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the neurotoxin Novichok. This toxin comes from highly specialized laboratories. It could only be procured and manufactured with the help of the Russian government.
The poisoning of Navalny is just the latest example of the poisoning of Russian citizens who opposed the Putin system. Sergej Skripal, Vladimir Kara-Mursa, Alexander Litvinenko and Pyotr Versilov are other victims. They stand next to the fatality of the zoo murder, Selimchan Changoshvili, next to Boris Nemtsov, Anna Politkowskaja, Natalia Estemirowa, Sergej Magnitsky or Boris Berezovsky, who had to pay for their opposition to the ruling Kremlin dynasty with their lives.
In view of the unequivocal facts in the Navalny case, the CDU / CSU parliamentary group expects the European Union to adopt a united position vis-à-vis Russia, which does not rule out further sanctions. The most effective way of doing this seems to be to freeze the enormous foreign assets of the Putin nomenclature. Any use of poisonous gas is outlawed because it violates applicable standards of the international community. Such a violation must not remain without consequences for those responsible.
The Union parliamentary group expects former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to seriously deal with the accusation of one-sided partisanship on this issue, which has been put forward by many sides. The image of Germany abroad is also shaped by the behavior of retired Federal Chancellors. After the end of their office, they continue to have a moral duty not to damage Germany’s reputation. “
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