UK, Slovakia, Sweden, Czech Republic Among Most Probable Sources Of ‘Novichok’

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Originally appeared at RT

The substance used in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal may have originated from the countries studying the “Novichok” nerve agent, including the UK, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Sweden, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

“The most likely source of origin of the toxin are the countries which have been carrying out intense research on the substances from the ‘Novichok’ program, approximately since the end of the 1990s until the present time, and this project is not the creation of Russia or the Soviet Union,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Saturday. She listed the UK, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Sweden among the countries involved.

The US should also “be put under question,” Zakharova said in an interview with the state broadcaster VGTRK.

“How did they come to the conclusion about a Russian ‘footprint’ if they didn’t give us those samples? Logically they shouldn’t have this substance. Which samples have they compared with to draw such a conclusion?” she went on. “Questions arise: then, they should have samples, which they conceal, or it is a lie from start to finish.”

“If the UK prime minister and other British experts give the formula, then it will be clear which countries have been developing these agents,” Zakharova said.

“Questions arise: then, they should have samples, which they conceal, or it is a lie from start to finish.”

Zakharova’s remarks echo those of Russia’s representative at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Aleksandr Shulgin, who said the ‘Novichok’ research was taken out of the Soviet Union following its collapse. While Shulgin didn’t name where the program was smuggled, he said the source of the substance used in Salisbury is “concealed in one of the countries where this research continued and achieved certain success.”

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  • Hrky75

    Unfortunately the whole affair has been set up from the outset so there’s no real official inquiry, no adherence to established procedure of international law and no real material evidence ever presented to the general public. Somebody said that the west is trying to “pull Iraq” on Russia. Well Iraq never had WMDs as we learned a few years later. And I’m sure that in a couple years we’ll learn that Russia didn’t use and obscure nerve agent to kill ex third rate GRU agent after he was jailed, pardoned and released and didn’t posses any classified info and posed less threat to Russia that when they pardoned him. Problem No. 1 is that – unlike Saddam – Russia, among other hardware, owns nukes and knows how to use it. Problem No.2 is that – unlike Iraq – and no matter what Neocons hope, Russia can not be defeated in a Desert Storm style blitz without Putin retaliate with conventional and nuke assets…And after that there won’t be a Problem No.3 nor any other number for humans anyways. On the other hand, the cockroaches might be in a bit of a pickle – inheriting a nuked out planet without knowing or caring what to do with it..

    • FlorianGeyer

      With any luck ” the cockroaches ” will be cremated exhibits with a charred Talmud :)

      I would pay to look at that :)

      • velociraptor

        Florian Geyer made in UK. Putin was right. :DDDDDD

    • John Brown

      When a state wants to kill someone it is by car accident, heart attack etc. so no one will know who did it or even better no one will know that there even was a murder. It was only done this way by the UK under orders from their Mossad masters as a false flag to blame another in this case Russia. For those who are so stupid to think the UK doesn’t do these things remember Dianna.

      • Merijn

        Sometimes States will Kill opponents in broad Daylight with plenty witnesses… then it is meant as a Warning to others not to make the same mistake…. (JFK for instance)….or you can go swim with the Fishes and simply disappear, never to be heard of again…and they have the means to cover everything up….

        • John Brown

          Wrong Kennedy was killed the way he was because of his position and security it was the only way at the time with the technology of the day,. The kind of public message killing you talk about is admitted to not denied, like Kadafi and Hillary Clinton saying “we came, we saw, he died” laughing. That is a message killing.
          Class over.

          • Merijn

            JFK wanted to Tackle the Deep State… Power of the Fed, cut budgets on Israhell….That’s what signed his Death Sentence…and it happened to become a very nice Warning to Future Presidents… when inaugurated you get presented two Options on the table: A suitcase with Money & The Picture of JFK with his Brains shot out, up to the new President to chose…..No source, I am delivering this explanation of occurence on my own behalf….

      • velociraptor

        This is true for other countries, not for russia. The tsars, stalin and also later russians killed in abroad in theatrical style.

        • Bob

          Mossad is the agency of ‘message’ spectacle – telephone receiver bombs, innumerable car bombs, bloodied bodies left in public hotel elevators etc.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Assassinations leaving .22 caliber shell casings is the norm with a gun.

      • Sinbad2

        The British have a long history of killing, or allowing people to be killed to advance their political agenda.
        Dr Kelly comes to mind, he exposed the lies about Iraqi WMD’s, and was suicided.

        Sidney Riley, Britain’s most famous spy, the guy the James Bond character is based on and also a Russian. To expose a Soviet spy group that was getting US funding, the British sent Riley into Russia, and arranged his capture. The Americans finally realized that the money they were paying to overthrow the Russian Government was actually helping to fund the Cheka.
        The British denied all knowledge of Sidney Riley, and he was executed for espionage.

    • Merijn

      The Moral of this story is: Ignore Western Media Outlets…. I do that for quite some time now….. when I occasionally turn on the 6 o’ Clock News…..my Bloodpressure starts to rise and I get the tendency to Vomit because it is such unbelievable B*llshit….not watching the News or reading Newspapers is certainly a lot better for my Health….

  • velociraptor

    Bullshits, Zakharova. Btw., you get older somehow fast. Putin has not good emission. :))

    • Politolog Externista

      you know nothing. Only your lies that you wish were true and behave like they are fact.

      • velociraptor

        :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  • alejoeisabel

    Cui bono. Israel. Who benefits from a confrontation with Russia? Its Israel. England is a vassal of Zion. A classic false flag. The immediate response to the false flag indicate that it was carefully planned.

    • Merijn

      Who are Israhells Friends? America…. UK…France….where did the most False-Flag-Terrorist-Attacks occur…? Aight…..

      • Sinbad2

        They have always been stupid.
        The Gulf of Tonkin incident, supposedly a country(Vietnam) without a functioning Navy attacked an American warship, which allowed the US to kill 5 million people in response.

    • Sinbad2

      Who benefits from a confrontation with Russia?
      USA mostly, but the UK and France also.
      It’s about who controls global oil supplies, just like WWI.
      The Ukraine, gas, Myanmar oil. Did you know Britain trained the terrorists in Myanmar?
      All wars are about money, and oil is where there is a lot of money.

  • Merijn

    Dubbelagents can be Killed by both Countries they worked for….. they are Traitors and most of the time treated accordingly….. and the fact that he survived MI6 & the FSB just makes him a pretty lucky Bastard…..

    • Sinbad2

      Exactly, the guilty are always the first to accuse others.

  • velociraptor

    According to czech reactions putin made from partial pro-russian country an enemy. Bravo, 168 cm high chessplayer!

    • Politolog Externista

      which czech reactions ? Martin Stropnicky is a serial liar, an actor by trade. Stropnicky signature is on papers that were leaked by russian hacking. Officially refurbished T-72s went to nigeria, but an-224 went straight to Dnepropetrovsk, there was documentation of what went to the US offensive in the east. If I remember correctly, those tanks were photographed in Ostrava airfield. Yea, to Nigeria. Except it was tracked and landed in Ukr. Czech media and establishment is pro-eu,especially media are of soros dump. They wish to rule, but they have no legitimacy. Czech media are largely what youd expect of BBC. Antirussian hysteria is czech liberal specialty. You wont find better. There they have a lot of Joos, especially those who ran from Slovakia, they keep pouring on Slovakia because it doesnt want corrupt soros joos, why ? They have no airtime in Svk media, but know that Czech TV is normally accessible in Svk.

      • velociraptor

        bullshits

        • Politolog Externista

          Im from here u BS :) You can lie all you want, you wont change that.

        • Bob

          velociraptor-dung-pats

      • BMWA1

        There are very big protests in Bratislava and other places today about this, you are correct also about Czech situation.

  • Vitex

    Just give it a Russian name, so we know where it comes from :) Only one question to ask: cui bono?

  • Sinbad2

    Here in Australia, a national Government media outlet started this story with “Russia accuses other countries”
    The truth is irrelevant, the west has gone to full blown war propaganda, be prepared.

    • Merijn

      Let’s hope them ignorant Western Sheeples wake up in time and see what their Governments are up to…..if they won’t, the Cliffs will appear out of the blue…and no turnin’ back….

      • Sinbad2

        If history is our guide, the sheeple will not wake up, they will, cheer when western forces kill others. They will claim ignorance and blame others when they themselves get bombed in return.

  • Cheryl Brandon

    THE FACTS ABOUT SKRIPALNOT BEING EXPLORED and THE PLAN TO GET RUSSIA TO LEAVE SYRIA.

    1.
    UK experimentation
    Laboratory; PORTON DOWN is located very close to Salisbury.

    2.
    UK scientist/Dr Robin Black was quoted as saying in 2016 that, “ the
    composition of Novichok is unknown and the existence is dubious?

    3.
    The place where the Novichok
    was supposed to have been made was
    Uzbekistan.

    4.
    Ex Ambassador Craig Murray
    who served in Uzbekistan between 2002-2004 , actually visited this laboratory
    to witness the dismantling of this site in 2000 as a member of the diplomatic
    corp?

    5.
    The only chemist who talked
    about Novichok was Dr Vil Mirzananyov and, he is in the USA since 1992. In
    1995, he wrote an article for some USA magazine saying that, “ Novichok could
    be made by any commercial pesticide/fertiliser company from organophosphates.

    6.
    The OPCW ; UN Body based in
    NETHERLANDS,HAGUE has insufficient information
    about this chemical compound???

    7.
    Why is this attack not being
    treated as a standard crime scene? Why are the Police not asking for
    information on the media? Why are we not seeing photos of the 2 affected people
    in hospitals as, we saw when Alexander Litvinenko was in hospital? Where is
    the footage? Why is the hospital treating the Skripal and his
    daughter not giving any information about progress good. Bad or not.?

    8.
    Why is UK shirking away from
    producing a sample?

    9.
    Why is the media not asking the crucial
    questions about who benefits? Russia certainly does not but, Gavin Williamson; UK Defense Secretary
    received a £48 million promised funding, to update the government Lab in Porton
    Down???
    10. Where is the CCTV footage? Where are the ambulance and EMT;s interviews? Are they banned from giving interview.s? Where are these 2 Russian nationals,? Are they hostages held by UK spooks?