Navalny's blood contained 'the presence of nerve agent': sources

FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists after he was released from a detention centre in Moscow, Russia August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Blood samples taken from Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and examined by the world’s chemical weapons agency “confirm the presence of a nerve agent” in the Novichok family, sources said on Tuesday.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was due to release the results of testing later.

A diplomatic source and a source at the OPCW said the tests showed a nerve agent was found in his blood.

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