The UK and US issued a joint statement on the first anniversary of Mr Navalny’s poisoning, calling on Russia to study the Chemical Weapons Convention.
UK and US joint statement:
One 12 months on from Mr Alexey Navalny’s poisoning on 20 August 2020, the UK and the US of The us reaffirm our condemnation of the assassination strive on Mr Navalny thru the use of a nerve-agent of the ‘Novichok’ personnel, a substance developed by Russia.
We name on Russia to comply absolutely with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), along with its obligations to expose and dismantle its chemical weapons programme.
We remain certain to uphold the worldwide norm in opposition to the use of chemical weapons, enhance the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the corpulent implementation of the CWC. We feel sorry about that the Russian authorities salvage failed to review and credibly present the use of a chemical weapon in opposition to Mr Navalny on Russia’s territory, in gentle of Russia’s obligations as a Advise Celebration to the CWC.
We welcome sanctions actions made by international partners and would possibly maybe well continue to coordinate with international partners on extra measures. As of late the UK and the US be a part of in taking extra action in opposition to the folk straight responsible for conducting the poisoning of Mr Navalny. As we did after Russia’s use of a chemical weapon in opposition to the Skripals in the UK in March 2018, we continue to underline that there must always be accountability and no impunity for those who use chemical weapons.
We reiterate our interest in stable and predictable relations with Russia, on the foundation of corpulent compliance with and implementation of international obligations and commitments.
*[OPCW:] Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Published 20 August 2021