Russia’s permanent representative to the OPCW: the session on the case Skripal Russia will make a “good offer”


MOSCOW, April 1. /TASS/. Russia intends at the extraordinary session of the Executive Board of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons in the case Skripal 4 April to provide “a good offer” that “should not cause any criticism”. About it in interview to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” reported on Sunday, Russia’s permanent representative at the OPCW Alexander Shulgin.

“The extraordinary session of the OPCW Executive Council we are going to make another offer, – said the permanent representative. – I would not want to disclose, but believe me, this is a good proposal, which should not cause any problems. It is strictly consistent with the requirements of the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons and aimed at solving problems in a civilized way.”

The results of the work of OPCW experts to 4 April are unlikely to be willing. “It was reported that after the sample will be selected, packaged and delivered to places of analysis will take another two or three weeks. Obviously, the countdown has already started, samples are within their respective laboratories. But we proceed from the fact that the session still nothing won’t be ready,” said Shulgin.

In addition, as noted by the permanent representative at the organization, the OPCW does not establish a “guilty” in the incident. “We expect experts from the official, strictly factual conclusions about the chemical composition of samples taken by the experts of thesecretariat in compliance with the procedures sequence collection and preservation of physical evidence. The mandate of the mission does not involve any establishment of responsibility,” he said.

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