Kremlin is sure that the statement of Czech President Milos Zeman about the testing of the Novichok nerve agent at the territory of the Czech Republic is the evidence of the insolvency of the U.K. accusations of Russia in the case of Skripals’ poisoning. Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson of Russia’s president claimed this as Vedomosti reported.
‘It is an extra eloquent illustration on the insolvency of the position demonstrated by the U.K. authorities and government. It is one more confirmation of the absolute provocative and adventurous nature of the Skripals’ case’, Peskov explained the position of Kremlin.
He also suggested that it will become another step that more countries ‘will feel themselves as involved in the adventure’.
As we reported Milos Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic claimed that the Novichok nerve agent was produced and tested in his country.
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.
As we reported on April 14, Sergey Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Minister claimed a chemical substance BZ, which was in service in the United States and Britain was used to poison Yulia and Sergey Skripals. Later Switzerland belied the statement of Lavrov.
The British intelligence assumed that Novichok, the nerve agent used in the attack on the Skripals, was produced at a Russian military research base in Shikhany town, Saratov Oblast. The MI reported that over the last decade, the Russian military has been testing the gas to find out whether it is suitable for covert murders abroad. However, Russia belied all accusations.