Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny got to the bottom of how he was poisoned in August by an elite Russian FSB toxins team.
In what was described as a debriefing, Konstantin Kudryavtsev unknowingly was speaking to Alexey Navalny himself when he disclosed that the lethal nerve agent Novichok was planted in Navalny’s underpants.
Navalny led Kudryavtsev to believe he was speaking to an official of Russia’s National Security Council who was tasked with analyzing the failed operation. The 45-minute fake debriefing provided the first direct evidence of the KSB’s involvement in the poisoning of Navalny.
Most dramatically Kudryavtsev provided a detailed account of how the nerve agent was applied to a pair of Navalny’s underpants.
Navalny asked: “What item of clothing was the emphasis on? What is the most risky piece of clothing?”
Kudryavtsev replied simply: “Underpants.”
Navalny followed by asking exactly where the Novichok was applied — the inside or outside seams.
“The insides, the crotch,” replied Kudryavtsev.
Toxicologists consulted said that it appeared that the Russians used a solid form of the nerve agent, as a liquid or a gel had been previously detected. In granular form, the Novichok would be absorbed into the skin when the victim began to sweat.
Complete details at CNN.