Russia’s permanent representative at the OPCW Alexander Shulgin Photo: Peter Dejong / AP
Moscow will demand from the UK evidence of involvement in the poisoning of two people with nerve substance a “Newbie” in Amesbury. This was told “Izvestia”, the permanent representative of Russia to the OPCW (Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons), the Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands Alexander Shulgin.
He noted that similar stories lately precede important events. “Now coming to the final stage of the 2018 world Cup and the summit of Russia and the USA in Helsinki. It is difficult to escape the thought that this was all planned and deliberately inserted for inflation international situation and damage the prestige of Russia and its relations with other countries,” said Shulgin.
Representative of Russia to the OPCW, added that Russia has offered assistance in investigating the poisoning of a Novice in Amesbury, however, the British side offers “arrogantly” rejected.
Earlier, on 8 July it became known that the woman poisoned in Amesbury nerve substance “Beginner”, died in hospital. London police opened a criminal case of murder. The second victim, 45-year-old man remains in critical condition.
Interior Minister Sajid Javid said that the UK is not planning to impose new sanctions against Russia. He expressed confidence that Russia is to blame for the poisoning Skrobala.
According to London, as Sergey and Yulia Skrypali and Charlie Rowley and don Sturgess 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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