Vasily Nebenzya, Russia’s Permanent Representative to UN claimed that the report of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) does not state that the nerve agent was produced in Russia during the UN Security Council session on the case of the poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skripals.
‘There is nothing in the OPCW report that would help the British side to ground its false version on the involvement of Russia in the Salisbury incident. The most important that there are no conclusions that the nerve agent used in Salisbury was produced in Russia’, he said.
According to him, the OPCW conclusions confirm that the nerve agent could be produced in any lab with the proper equipment.
Nebenzya considers the accusations of Russia of the poisoning of Skripals as the attempt of the political pressure on the investigation.
‘We ask the British side to clarify everything. Are the claims of the Downing Street on the supposed involvement of Russia in the Salisbury incident is the attempt of putting the political pressure on the investigation or the final conclusions of the Scotland Yard investigation?’, he said.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed Britain’s conclusions that ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal was poisoned with the nerve agent.
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.
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.