Saturday, 21 April 2018

Watchdog confirms UK findings in Russian ex-spy case

Russian ex-spy case

LONDON: The international chemical weapons watchdog today confirmed the UK’s findings that the source of the military-grade nerve agent used to target the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury originally came from Russia.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said the chemical used against Sergei and Yulia Skripal was “of high purity”, without mentioning the exact name of the substance which will be reserved for the complete classified report it has prepared.

The Hague-based OPCW said its team “notes that the toxic chemical was of high purity. The latter is concluded from the almost complete absence of impurities.

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