WADA made a statement on "meldonium issue" and it becomes very unlikely now that Markin/Russian NT will have to face punishments.
"In the case of meldonium, there is currently a lack of clear scientific information on excretion times,"
"In these circumstances, WADA considers that there may be grounds for no fault or negligence on the part of the athlete"
"Cases where the concentration is below 1 mcg and the test was taken before 1 March 2016 are compatible with an intake prior to January 2016."
"If the anti-doping organisation finds that the athlete could not reasonably have known or suspected that the substance would still be present in his/her body on or after 1 January 2016, then a finding of no fault or negligence may be made."
Are you surprised? You shouldn't be.