LONDON, July 11. /TASS/. The Russian Embassy in London will require the British authorities to disclose details of the program on the synthesis of chemical warfare agents in the light of incidents of poisoning in March, ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in Salisbury and two British citizens in Amesbury in June. This is stated in a statement on Wednesday, the statement by the press Secretary of the diplomatic mission.
“Intend to demand from the British authorities to disclose the existing program on the synthesis of chemical warfare agents in the UK, including those that relate to the array studied in the West the new nerve agents under the title “Newbie”. Publication of relevant data in the interests of all who seek truth in Salisbury,” said the diplomat.
He stressed that “the rapidity with which the expert [scientific and technical laboratory of the Ministry of defence in Porton Down] defined type of this substance, as well as their role in helping the victims of medical assistance, suggests that the British side led the development and has his designs.”
“At a time when the laboratory has at its disposal this substance, and two incidents took place no further than 10 miles from this object the official of London and the British media about the “Russian trace” in the poisoning Skrobala as the only plausible version of what happened is simply absurd,” – said the diplomat.
The British foreign office is silent
Press Secretary of the Embassy said that the British foreign office ignored him sent to address requests for assistance in organizing a meeting with the head of the laboratory of Gary Aitkenhead.
“From this we conclude that the British authorities do not want us to communicate with experts, which may be inconvenient for the government facts. Himself Aitkenhead in an interview with Sky News in April was neither to confirm nor to deny the fact that his laboratory has produced and stockpiled the sending of substances, including so-called “Beginner”. Then he also said that the laboratory adheres to the strictest security measures, not allowing “anything to leak out beyond the four walls of the facility,” – said the diplomat.
“The fact that there is something “leak” are well known, he continued. The laboratory exists since the First world war and engaged in military developments in the field of chemical weapons. It is located close to Salisbury and Amesbury, where, as you know, there were incidents with the alleged use of nerve agents. The rapidity with which the experts identified the type of the substance, as well as their role in helping the victims of medical assistance, suggests that the British side led the development and has his designs.”
“As we remember, in an interview with Deutsche Welle in March, then Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson is hinting”, – said the representative of the Embassy.
About incidents in Wiltshire
30 Jun 45-year-old Charles Rowley and his 44-year-old girlfriend don Sturges was hospitalized in Amesbury (Wiltshire) in critical condition. On the evening of 8 July Scotland Yard announced that Sturgis and that investigators have opened a murder case. Sam Rowley on the eve of the consciousness.
Previously leading the investigation of the incident in Amesbury counter-terrorism unit of the Metropolitan police issued a statement that Sturges and Rowley have been exposed to the “Newbie” is the same nerve toxin that in March in Salisbury, was allegedly poisoned ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. Then London was blamed for the attacks on Moscow. Russia has repeatedly denied allegations of his involvement in the incident in Salisbury.