Russian outlet releases presentation about Skripal case

Source : 112 Ukraine

This became the impetus for the UK's allies to expel Russian diplomats, - U.S. Ambassador in Russia
10:28, 28 March 2018


Russian newspaper Kommersant published the presentation concerning the Skripal case; it was released for representatives of foreign embassies at a briefing in the British embassy in Moscow on March 22. According to John Huntsman, the U.S. Ambassador in Russia, it was exactly what made the UK's allies expel the Russian diplomats. 

'The presentation was shown publicly, then printed and passed to 80 high-rank officials from foreign embassies on March 22, four days before the mass expelling of Russian diplomats. It comprised of six slides,' reads the message.  

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Slide 1 is the title of the document; the second one shows the timeline of the incident since March 4 (the poisoning) till March 20 (the expelling of 23 Russian diplomats from the embassy in London). Slide 3 describes the functional concept of Novichok nerve agent, which was used in the attack on Skripals. 

Slide 4 describes the consequences of the use of this chemical weapon, and the statistics concerning the actual attack. 

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Slide 5 includes the list of known cases of the Russian aggression that occurred in various countries since 2006 till now; the annexation of Crimea and destabilization of Ukraine are on the list, too. 

The last slide informs the audience about the steps taken by the British government. It directly points out to Russia's responsibility for the particular attack, destruction of Russian intelligence network in the UK, freezing of bilateral contacts and the enhanced border control regime.  

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