The environment of Russian opponent Alexei Navalni has assured that a German laboratory found traces of a nerve agent in the water bottles in the room of his hotel in the Siberian city of Tomsk, from where he left for Moscow before feeling uncomfortable with a full flight on May 20. August.
Navalni’s team used the politician’s Instagram account to post the video of a suspected search of the room shortly after his illness, with a view to gathering evidence in the event of a future investigation.
The video marks several bottles of water in the room that were later delivered to a German laboratory that would have discovered traces of a Novichok-type nerve agent, to which experts from Germany have attributed Navalni’s sudden deterioration in health.
The Navalni environment now raises the hypothesis that the poisoning took place in the hotel itself and not at the airport before boarding, as was initially emphasized.