United Kingdom appears to be ‘destroying’ evidence in Skripal case – Russian envoy


United Kingdom appears to be 'destroying' evidence in Skripal case - Russian envoy

Police investigating the attempted murder of Yulia Skripal and his father Sergei have previously said that the highest concentrations of. “We have every reason to see such actions as the abduction of two Russian nationals”, Yakovenko said.

OPCW analysts, based in The Hague, took blood samples from the Skripals as they were treated in Salisbury Hospital after the March 4 poisoning.

London has called for a UN Security Council meeting on a report on the Salisbury incident released by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the UK’s mission to the UN said on Twitter on Thursday, TASS reports.

The inspectors said that the nerve agent was of “high purity” with “the nearly complete absence of impurities”.

“The [laboratory]analysis does not identify the country or laboratory of origin of the agent used in this attack”, Sir Mark wrote. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said it is highly likely that Moscow was behind the attack.

He repeated previous statements that the Russian state has previously produced Novichoks and would still be capable of doing so. “Within the last decade, Russian Federation has produced and stockpiled small quantities of Novichoks”. The Skripals are thought to have come into contact with the nerve agent on their front door. That was an apparent reference to a cousin in Russia, Viktoria Skripal, who has repeatedly popped up in interviews with official Russian media and has offered to travel to Britain to bring her cousin home.

Sedwill also said in the letter, which was published by the government, that it was “highly likely that the Russian intelligence services view at least some of its defectors as legitimate targets for assassination”.

Skripal confirmed that she was safe and had specially trained officers available to her during the recovery. This included the hacking of Yulia Skripal’s email accounts.

The nerve agent attack on two people in England “demonstrates how reckless Russian Federation is prepared to be, how little the Kremlin cares for the worldwide rules-based order”, one of Britain’s intelligence chiefs said Thursday, in an unusually public and scathing commentary on a foreign power.

“There is no plausible alternative explanation”.

Russian Federation has strongly denied any role in the poisoning of the Skripals.

“As for “intelligence”, it should be remembered that the United Kingdom has a vast record of misleading the government and the public, which entailed catastrophic consequences”, the embassy said.

He went on: “We didn’t produce and store Novichok, so this is the fact of life and all these allegations that we produce something have nothing to do with the reality“.

“Russia’s chemical weapons programme continued after the collapse of the Soviet Union”.


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