moscow/the hague - London refuses to give Russia the substance with which last Sunday the assassination attempt on the former double spy Sergej Skripal and his daughter Joelia was committed. This said the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov. He stressed that the Russian government had nothing to do with the attack in Salisbury in southern England.
There a military type of nerve gas was used that originates from the Soviet Union. Lavrov said that Russia wants to view material from the British investigation, partly because the 33-year-old Yulia Skripal is a Russian citizen. London should make the substance available to Russian researchers on the basis of the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
The boss at the OPCW, the international organization that fights chemical weapons, Ahmet Uzumcu, has condemned the chemical attack on Tuesday.