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Russia Seeks to Get Answers From West on Navalny Case - Envoy to OPCW
 
* RUSSIA * OPCW * NAVALNY *
 
 
 
MOSCOW, November 26 (Sputnik) - Russia seeks to finally get answers from the western countries on the case of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny, the country's permanent representative to the OPCW, Alexander Shulgin, said on Friday.
 
"We still hope that they will be smart enough to respond to a request on legal assistance made by the Russian side … We are first and foremost interested in establishing the truth," Shulgin told a virtual side-event of the OPCW conference.
[26.11, 20:32] Irina: Russia to Prevent Any Attempt to Harm Its Interests Regarding Navalny Case – OPCW Envoy
 
* RUSSIA * OPCW * NAVALNY * CASE *
 
 
 
MOSCOW, November 26 (Sputnik) - Moscow will repel any attempt of the United States and its allies to harm Russia's national interests regarding the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny, the country's permanent representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Alexander Shulgin, said on Friday.
 
The Russian official assumed that the US and its allies are set to use the case to pave the way for new sanctions against Russia, which, for its part, adheres to the chemical weapons convention, according to Shulgin.
 
"We can only guess what course the events will take at the Hague venue in relation to the Navalny case. I will simply say: make no mistake. Every attempt to harm our country’s interests will be duly rebuffed," Shulgin told a press briefing.
 
The US and 44 other countries sent Russia a list of questions concerning the Navalny case through the OPCW. In October, Moscow sent a counter request addressed to Germany, France, Sweden and the technical secretariat of the organization. However, Moscow called the answers received from the European countries uninformative and "completely meaningless."
 
In August 2020, Navalny was allegedly poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent and was airlifted to Berlin for medical treatment. After Navalny returned to Moscow in January 2021, he was arrested on charges of violating his parole conditions. Later, his suspended sentence was replaced with imprisonment in a penal colony.
[26.11, 20:33] Irina: Russian Envoy Says Moscow Does Not Expect OPCW to Begin Cooperation on Navalny Case
 
* RUSSIA * OPCW * COOPERATION * NAVALNY *
 
 
 
MOSCOW, November 26 (Sputnik) - Russia does not expect the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to switch to cooperation with Moscow at an upcoming conference in the alleged poisoning case of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny, the country's permanent representative to the OPCW, Alexander Shulgin, said on Friday.
 
In early November, Shulgin said that Moscow saw no signs of the organization's readiness for a constructive dialogue with Russia on Navalny.
 
"I would like to be an optimist and expect some kind of positive turning point, but we need to be realistic people, and my guess is that we will still be in confrontation. No sign of a possible shift for the time being," Shulgin told a press briefing, answering a Sputnik correspondent's question.
 
Earlier in the day, Shulgin said that Russia is still waiting for the response of Western countries to a request for legal assistance in the Navalny case.
 
The next session of the conference involving member countries of the OPCW will run from November 29 to December 3 in the Hague.
 
In August 2020, Navalny was allegedly poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent and was airlifted to Berlin for medical treatment. After Navalny returned to Moscow in January 2021, he was arrested on charges of violating his parole conditions. Later, his suspended sentence was replaced with imprisonment in a penal colony.
 
The US and other countries sent a list of questions to Russia about the Navalny case through the OPCW. In October, Moscow sent a counter request addressed to Germany, France, Sweden and the technical secretariat of the organization. According to Shulgin, the answers Moscow received are "meaningless."
[26.11, 20:33] Irina: Russia Waiting for New German Gov't to See Policy in Navalny Case - OPCW Envoy
 
* RUSSIA * GERMANY * OPCW * NAVALNY *
 
 
 
MOSCOW, November 26 (Sputnik) - Russia will wait for the new German government to take over to see its policy on the probe into Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny’s suspected poisoning, the Russian envoy to the UN toxic arms watchdog said on Friday.
 
"We will see what comes next... Let’s wait for the new government of Germany [to be] installed. For the time being, I will not risk making a further forecast," Alexander Shulgin said at a news briefing, answering the question of a Sputnik correspondent.
 
Shulgin said Russia had never broken contacts with countries involved in the investigation of what Germany believes was a poisoning with the Novichok nerve agent. Navalny collapsed while on a flight in Russia in August of last year and was brought to Berlin for treatment.
 
"We did not even stop talking with the concerned parties. Quite recently I held talks with all the concerned countries. I am also referring to France, the UK, Germany, and Sweden," Shulgin said.
 
Laboratories in the Netherlands, France and Sweden were sent Navalny's samples last year. Russia accused Western nations of withholding the information they obtained. It also reached out to the OPCW asking for technical assistance in the probe.
[26.11, 20:33] Irina: Russia to Vote Against Funding OPCW Attribution Mechanism – Envoy
 
* RUSSIA * OPCW * IIT *
 
 
 
MOSCOW, November 26 (Sputnik) - Russia will vote against the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) setting aside money for its controversial investigative team, dubbed the "attribution mechanism," the Russian envoy to the organization said Friday.
 
The Investigation and Identification Team was created at a special session of the OPCW in 2018 in response to calls by the United States and its allies to find those responsible for suspected chemical attacks on civilians in Syria, which they blamed on Bashar Assad's government.
 
Alexander Shulgin, Russia's permanent representative to the OPCW office in The Hague, told a press briefing that funding for the mechanism would be put to a vote as part of an omnibus budget at the OPCW conference, which starts on Monday.
 
"This will not be an easy discussion. Some countries, including Russia, object to spending money on the activities of the ‘attribution team,’ this group of identification, which is illegitimate. Since this target is hidden in the budget presented in a global omnibus form, unfortunately, we will have to vote against it," he said.
 
The 193-nation body will debate the biennial program and budget for 2022-2023. Each member state has one vote. Russia has criticized the attribution mechanism as biased for targeting Syria. The mechanism's role has since been expanded to identifying suspects behind the use of chemical weapons in other countries.