RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY) – Russia has a number of questions to the report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the case of the poisoning in the English city of Salisbury of the former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
According to her, a number of provisions of the OPCW report “raises questions for Russian experts and, of course, requires additional detailed study, including with the British side.”
“Any specialist understands that the final conclusions can be made only with the materials of the chemical and spectral analysis of the samples mentioned before.” Russia, I repeat once again, is ready and open for joint work, “the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
According to Zakharova, Russia will not trust any conclusions regarding the “Skripal case” until “Russian experts have access to the above OPCW examination materials, to the entire volume of real information available to London on this incident.”
“It’s not a question of faith, it’s a question of working with specific materials.” It’s simply impossible to believe those who refer to partial results and state on behalf of someone, we are simply drowning in a stream of disinformation that is somehow maintained by official London. there is no reason to believe that all this is not a continuation of the brutal provocation against the Russian Federation by the special services of Great Britain, “she noted.
On Thursday, OPCW experts confirmed that when an attempt was made against Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, a toxic chemical was used. However, they did not publish its title, which is contained in the secret part of the report and will be available only to members of the organization.
Relations between the Russian Federation and Great Britain have sharply escalated against the backdrop of the Salisbury incident. In London, it is argued that the Russian state is involved in the poisoning of the Violins by the nerve agent A-234. Moscow categorically denies this.