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The UK authorities spent on the investigation of incidents involving the use of nerve agents in Salisbury and Amesbury 12.8 million dollars. About it reports The Guardian.
The cost of attracting law enforcement officials from other agencies amounted to more than $ 9 million, more than $ 1.7 million spent on overtime, police Wiltshire. Other costs, which include disposal and replacement of vehicles that could be contaminated with poison gas, amounted to 445 thousand dollars.
It is noted that this sum does not include expenses of the police of Scotland Yard.
In early March, former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia was discovered in a British Salisbury unconscious. London believes that they were poisoned nervously-paralytic substance of the Novice class, which was developed by the Soviet scientists for military purposes.
June 30 became aware of the poisoning of a couple of Brits from Amesbury. The intelligence agencies claim they were exposed to the same substance, which affected Skrypali. The UK authorities have blamed both incidents Russia. Moscow his involvement in the incident deny.
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