The G7 Foreign Ministers and the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, condemned the poisoning of Russian opponent Alexei Navalni “strongly” and asked Russia for “transparency” in order to clarify the case. .
In a joint statement, foreign officials from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and Borrell stated that Germany had provided them with “clinical and toxicological findings” that found Navalni a victim of a Attack with a neurochemical agent from the Novichok group, a substance developed in Russia.
“Any use of chemical weapons, where and when, by anyone and under any circumstances, is unacceptable and violates international laws that prohibit the use of these weapons,” they said.
Therefore, they have focused on ensuring that Moscow is “urgently and completely” transparent about who is responsible for the “heinous” attack, “taking into account Russia’s obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention” and that it reports to “the perpetrators” before the Judiciary.