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The pair got to the hospital the British had not visited in Salisbury places where there were former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter just before poisoning. This was stated by interior Minister of the UK Sajid Javid, speaking in the house of Commons (the lower house of Parliament), reports The Independent.
“There is no evidence that either male or female, who are now in the hospital, visited any of the places where previously there were Skrypali”, — he said.
According to Javid, the disinfection of all potentially dangerous areas are approached very responsibly. “Our working assumption: the pair is in contact with nerve substance in another place, not in areas where he conducted the initial cleanup,” said he.
The interior Minister added that the substance that had poisoned a couple of residents of the neighboring Salisbury and of Amesbury, also refers to the nerve to the Novice class. However, it takes time to establish whether it’s the identical one that poisoned Skrobala, reports Reuters.
Earlier Scotland Yard also said that 45-year-old Charlie Rowley and 44-year-old don Sturgess poisoned “Newbie”. Currently, both victims remain in critical condition. They are in the same hospital where he was treated Skrypali.
Eyewitnesses reported that the British became ill on June 30 after they touched a certain object in one of the parks in Salisbury. However, the exact location poisoning as a method is still not established.
In early March, Salisbury was poisoned by a former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, who was convicted for espionage in favour of great Britain, and his daughter Julia. According to London, they have been exposed to nerve agents of the Novice class, developed in the Soviet Union for military purposes. Moscow denies the charges. In the report of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons also indicates that the origin of the chemical could not be established.
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