Russian Presidency spokesman Dimitri Peskov assured this Friday that Russia does not have chemical weapons because it destroyed them under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and stressed that Russian experts rule out the use of such a weapon. against the opposition leader Alexei Navalni.
“Russia has fulfilled all its obligations under the Convention and chemical weapons have been destroyed on Russian territory,” Peskov said in statements to the Russian press, according to the Sputnik news agency.
Regarding the case of Alexei Navalni, the Russian opposition leader who, according to Germany, Sweden and France, was poisoned in Russia with a novichok nerve agent – considered a chemical weapon – Peskov has said that he can and does not “confirm” this He stressed that the investigations carried out by Russian specialists do not confirm the use of chemical weapons.
The Russian presidential spokesman said that what happened to Navalni is “cause for concern” for Russia and that as a result, “appropriate action” has been taken to find out what happened.