Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Russian Federation spies Skripals for five years

'No doubt' Russia responsible for Skripal attack: Britain's Johnson Ex-Russian spy, daughter confirmed poisoned by nerve agent, chemical weapons watchdog says
Ray Hunter | 14 April, 2018, 22:17

The UK released the intelligence on Friday linking Russian Federation to the attack on the former double agent and his daughter.

An explosive United Kingdom intelligence dossier made public Friday claims Russian Federation tested the use of door handles as a way to infect people with nerve agents before an ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned exactly that way last month.

Russian Federation has said it does not have such nerve agents and President Vladimir Putin said it was nonsense to think that Moscow would have poisoned the Skripals. Britain has blamed Russian Federation for the attempted murder - a charge that Moscow fiercely denies.

The OPCW confirmed on Thursday that the lethal poison used in the attack on the Skripals was a military-grade nerve agent "of high purity".

Sir Mark made the claims in a letter to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation secretary general Jens Stoltenberg.

The lethal poison that struck down a former Russian spy and his daughter in England last month was a highly pure type of Novichok nerve agent, the global chemical weapons watchdog has concluded, backing Britain's findings.

"The code word used for the offensive chemical weapons programme (of which the Novichoks were one part) was FOLIANT", he said.

"It is highly likely that Novichoks were developed to prevent detection by the West and to circumvent worldwide chemical weapons controls".

By 1993, when Russia signed the Chemical Weapons Convention, Sedwill said it was "likely" that some Novichoks had passed testing to allow their use by the Russian military.

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"Only Russia has the technical means, operational experience and the motive", he writes.

Ms Skripal, who was released from hospital this week, said in a statement she was still suffering effects of the poisoning and her father remained seriously ill.

Regarding the Skripals themselves, Sedwill claims that email accounts belonging to Yulia Skripal were targeted by Russian intelligence agents in 2013, "indicating Russian intelligence service interest in the Skripals".

"This programme subsequently included investigation of ways of delivering nerve agents, including by application to door handles", the letter says.

Such a highly classified documentation is rarely made public and was only released on Friday, after Russian Federation asked to see proofs of the allegations advanced by the UK. "Within the last decade, Russian Federation has produced and stockpiled small quantities of novichok under the same program".

This is an image of the daughter of former Russian Spy Sergei Skripal, Yulia Skripal taken from Yulia Skipal's Facebook account on Tuesday March 6, 2018.

Meanwhile, Russia's ambassador has accused the British authorities of destroying evidence in the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

"If somebody was spying, why were the British services not complaining about it, because they always complain if something goes wrong in their country or somewhere else", he said during a news conference in London.

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