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“Theater Of The Absurd”: Another UN Meeting On Skripal Case

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"Theater Of The Absurd": Another UN Meeting On Skripal Case

Vasily Nebenzya

On April 5, the United Nations (UN) meeting took place to discuss the Salisbury case once again.

Moscow requested the meeting after British laboratory didn’t establish Russian origin in of the nerve agent “Novichok” used to poison Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK.

Vasily Nebenzya, Russian ambassador to the UN, stated that the British theory of reveal started to “fall apart”, mentioning British “anonymous” security sources that had allegedly confirmed a Russian origin of “Novichok” and the British refusal to conduct a joint investigation.

“I don’t even know how to comment on this. It’s some sort of the theater of absurd. You couldn’t have come up with better fake story?”, Nebenzia said.

Considering the UK would finally understand, Nebenzya stated:

“We want to state urbi et orbi, Novichok is not copyrighted by Russia.”

Finally, Nebenziya illustrated the British position by quoting the Red Queen from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”, who demanded “sentence first, verdict afterwards.”

The British envoy Karen Pierce responded by supporting her government’s firm belief that there was “no plausible alternative explanation” and Moscow was “highly likely” involved in the poisoning the Salisbury incident and expressed constant “aggression” over the recent years.

“Russia seeks to undermine the international institutions which have kept us safe since the end of the Second World War”, Pierce concluded.

Pierce added that another quote from the same book, “believing six impossible things before breakfast,” suited her Russian counterpart better, though it matched her own government’s case built on assertions and rhetoric made in PowerPoint presentation.

Before this “absurd land” of Skripal case meeting, on April 5, Yulia Skripal made the first official statement to the media recorded by Victoria, Yulia’s cousin during the phone call:

“Everything is OK. He [Sergei Skripal] is sleeping now. Everyone’s health is normal… nothing irreversible happened.”

“I’m getting better each day”.

On April 6, the UK newspaper “Express” published Viktoria Skripal’s mind-blowing statement to the Russian media about her relatives poisoning. She said that Skripal may not have been poisoned by the “Novichok”. By contrast, she blamed the bad fish supper.

“Did they eat a dish that one cannot eat, or is it banned in England?, Victoria stressed.

The experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) paid a visit to Russia. The experts came to monitor compliance with the organization’s rules. It wasn’t clear whether the examination was connected to the case of Skripal’s poisoning. However, it is clearly that “mostly likely” it is.

The UK desperately trying to find some new confirmation of what appear to be a totally anti-Russian stance in the Skripal case.

On April 5, at the Moscow Conference on International Security Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that the UK was mocking the international law and ethics unreasonably blaming Russia. It looks that the UK will really continue doing the same and further to encourage the “theater of absurd” afloat.

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