UNITED KINGDOM (OBSERVATORY) – The creator of the nerve agent “Novice” Vil Mirzayanov commented on the results of the investigation into the Salisbury incident, conducted by a specialist of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
On April 12, the OPCW published a report stating that Sergei Skripal, a former employee of the Main Intelligence Agency (GRU), and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a high purity nerve agent. The report did not mention the “Newcomer”, which, according to the United Kingdom, was used in the assassination attempt.
“The novice is a very unstable connection at the humidity of the air, it immediately begins to decompose. Therefore, the sample must contain degradation products. And there, if you say that a clean product – there is no decomposition products. So then it’s not Rookie – in this trial, which analyzed this OPCW, “Mirzayanov said, noting the lack of professionalism of the OPCW specialists.
He also stressed that he does not believe that it is impossible to determine the country of origin of the substance.
“With a scrupulous analysis of the spectra, all decomposition products, impurities should be. Without the admixture nothing happens at all. There are no pure substances of one hundred percent – it’s all nonsense. By the method of study, one can come to some conclusion about the country of origin, “Mirzayanov summed up.