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The interior Minister of the UK Sajid Javid appreciated the danger posed by nerve agents of the Novice class. About it reports BBC News.
According to the Minister, “the threat to the public remains low”, despite the poisoning of two people last weekend.
Javid believes that the police will be able to find out how it affected ordinary Britons. “What I’m very sure that (…) in the end, they get to the bottom”, he said. The Minister added that there is an active work in which local guards also help more than 100 employees of the antiterrorist agencies.
He also said that the UK is not planning to impose new sanctions against Russia after two people were poisoned nervously-paralytic substance in Amesbury.
30 June a couple of Brits — 45-year-old Charles Rowley and 44-year-old don Sturges — found unconscious in Amesbury. It is located near Salisbury, where in March of this year, the poisoned former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia.
It was reported that the victims had not visited the places which were the former spy and his daughter just before poisoning. It is believed that a pair somewhere touched an infected object. However, the exact location poisoning as a method is not yet established.
The British authorities claim that in both cases the victims were 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 stated that the origin of the chemical could not be established.
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