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OPCW confirms U.K. conclusion that Skripals were poisoned by nerve agent
14:58, 12 April 2018

OPCW confirms U.K. conclusion that Skripals were poisoned by nerve agent

The OPCW held the investigation upon the request of the U.K. government

14:58, 12 April 2018

BBC

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed the conclusions of the UK that ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal was poisoned by the nerve agent as BBC reported.

Related: Yulia Skripal escorted to hospital at military base

According to the message, the OPCW did not name the nerve agent as Novichok, but said it agreed with the UK's findings on its identity. The UK states that Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by Novichok nerve agent made in Russia. Russia denies all accusations.

The OPCW held the investigation upon the request of the U.K. government.

Related: Skripal case: Ex-GRU agent's residence, pub and restaurant to be demolished

Ex-colonel of Russia’s GRU, Chief Intelligence Department, Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia, poisoned in the center of Salisbury town in the evening of March 4, are still struggling for life in the intensive care unit of the local hospital. The British special services suppose that Skripals were poisoned by his ex-colleague Andrey Lugovoy, who acted on orders from Moscow.

Related: Skripal case: Russian Embassy asks for meeting with Foreign Minister of Britain

Earlier, MI6, the British secret intelligence, recommended that former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia change identities and move the U.S. to avoid any new assassination attempts. This was decided after negotiations between MI6 and their counterpart from the CIA.

 

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