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Russian mission to OPCW receives UK’s answers to questions on Skripal case

April 24, 11:39 UTC+3 THE HAGUE

Earlier Russia transmitted a list of questions concerning the Salisbury incident to the United Kingdom in accordance with Article 9 of the Chemical Weapons Convention

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THE HAGUE, April 24. /TASS/. Russia’s mission to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has received Great Britain’s answers to its questions concerning the Skripal case, a source in the mission told TASS on Tuesday.

"Last night, the mission received Great Britain’s answers via the OPCW Technical Secretariat," the source said, adding that the mission was currently studying the files.

On April 13, Russia transmitted a list of questions concerning the Salisbury incident to the United Kingdom in accordance with Article 9 of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Great Britain was to provide answers on or before April 23. British envoy to the OPCW Peter Wilson said earlier that London planned to share its response with all States Parties.

Skirpal case

According to London, former Russian military intelligence (GRU) Colonel Sergei Skripal, who had been convicted in Russia of spying for Great Britain and later swapped for Russian intelligence officers, and his daughter Yulia suffered the effects of an alleged nerve agent in Salisbury on March 4. Claiming that the substance used in the attack had been a Novichok-class nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, London rushed to accuse Russia of being involved in the incident. Moscow rejected all of the United Kingdom’s accusations.

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