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The nerve substance from the group of combat gases called “Beginner”, which was poisoned ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Julia, could be stored in the territory of any former Soviet republics, including Ukraine. This opinion on Tuesday, March 13, stated RIA Novosti former head of the FSB of Russia, member of the Duma Committee on safety Nikolay Kovalev.
“Given the fact that he kept it all on the territory of the republics of the former Soviet Union, here, sorry, not excluded, and the Ukrainian trace”, — said Kovalev.
He also added that the attack on Skripal Russia caused “absolute harm”. “And beneficiaries — England, America and Ukraine is indirectly because she is interested in is to show Russia as an aggressor country,” — said the former head of the FSB.
Kovalev also did not rule out that the poisoning Skripal involved in special services of great Britain. “Taking into account the whole chain of deaths of traitors in England, I have the impression — this is my version, is that the British, using the maximum of a traitor in their order, bring it to a sacred sacrifice. Talking about the fact that Russia did,” he said.
On 12 March Prime Minister of Britain Theresa may said that Skripal and his daughter was poisoned with a substance “Beginner”, allegedly developed in the Soviet Union, and demanded from Moscow to provide all the materials Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons. Otherwise, the politician threatened to equate the situation “the use of unlawful force by the Russian government against the United Kingdom”.
Then U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that the substance that had poisoned spy, “obviously came from Russia.” “This we know, it is in small amounts, is extremely narrow circle of people”, — he explained.
Skripal and his daughter Julia was found unconscious on a bench in the Park in Salisbury on the evening of 4 March. They were hospitalized, currently they are in a coma. Just poisoning suffered 21 persons, including police Sergeant nick Bailey, who first arrived on the scene.
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