the foreign Ministers of the countries “Big seven” issued a joint statement on the case of former Colonel GRU Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, is poisoned in the UK. Document posted on the website of the government of Canada, presiding this year in the organization.
“We are United in the strongest condemnation of the attack on March 4 with the use of nerve agents in Salisbury. We agree with the UK position and share it that with high probability the Russian Federation responsible for the attack and that there is no real alternative explanations”, — stated in the statement. We call on Russia to urgently respond to all questions related to the incident in Salisbury”.
on April 14 Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Lavrov said that the attack on Skripal used a substance called BZ. As evidence, he cited data of the expertise of the Swiss laboratory, obtained on condition of confidentiality. The head of the Russian Mead stressed that the substance was in service with the US and other countries NATO, in the USSR and Russia, these chemical compounds are not developed.
on 3 April it was reported that the specialists of the laboratory of Porton Down in the UK have identified the toxin used to poison Skripal, as the gas of the family “Rookie”. Its origin, they are not installed.
Relations between Russia and Western countries seriously deteriorated after it became known about the poisoning in the British Salisbury former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. London blamed for what happened to Moscow. Russian authorities his involvement in the incident deny.