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Russian Federation 'was spying on ex-double agent for five years'

Russian Federation 'was spying on ex-double agent for five years'

Mr Sedwill concluded: "We therefore continue to judge that only Russia has the technical means, operational experience and motive for the attack on the Skripals and that it is highly likely that the Russian state was responsible".

Britain named it as Novichok, a group of powerful and deadly chemical compounds developed by the Soviet government in the 1970s and 1980s.

Russian Federation claimed to have destroyed its chemical weapons stockpiles but the letter says it has "produced and stockpiled" small quantities of Novichok "within the last decade".

The Soviet Union is believed to have developed Novichoks in the Eighties as a new class of "fourth generation" nerve agents.

'We would like to make sure that the statement really belongs to Yulia, ' the embassy said.

"As far as the chemical agent [that was allegedly used to poison Skriplas] is concerned, it is common knowledge that any modern chemical laboratory is capable of making it".

The Skripals are believed to have been poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok, and the fallout from the attack on them has resulted in the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the United Kingdom and its allies, since the Government concluded that it was "highly likely" that the blame lay with Moscow (News, 16 March, 23 March).

British police officers in protective suits and masks at the scene in Salisbury where former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia were discovered after being attacked with a nerve-agent in March.

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She said a sense of justice had been reinforced in the state and urged " New Delhi to wake up to the Kashmir cauldron". They tried to give communal colour to a heinous crime.

In the 2000s, Sedwill said Russian Federation had trained military personnel in using these weapons, including on door handles, and Russian Federation "has a proven record of conducting state-sponsored assassination".

Russia's ambassador to the UK, Alexandr Yakovenko, said he had not read Sir Mark's letter but denied the claims in it.

The analyses thus confirm that neurotoxic used in attack on Russian ex-spy Sergey Skripal and his daughter was produced in Russia, although in two-page communiqué name of that country does not appear. The poisoning happened in the city of Salisbury shortly after she arrived from Moscow for a visit. His daughter thanked the Salisbury hospital staff, adding: "I have left my father in their care, and he is still seriously ill". It demanded access to her and prodded Britain to share evidence in the case.

Where is the proof?, asks the Russian Foreign Ministry.

His comment came in the wake of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons report that the chemical used against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in London in March was "of high purity".

Lavrov said the report does nothing to back the British allegations that Moscow was behind the attack.

The OPCW, in its report which identified the nerve agent by its chemical properties, said it had an "almost complete absence" of impurities. Download The for your device.in English and other languages.


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