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Russia's envoy comments on statement for UNSC and London's 'dirty games'

April 06, 8:15 UTC+3 UN

Claiming that the substance used in the attack had been a so-called Novichok-class nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, London rushed to accuse Russia of being involved in the incident

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UN, April 6. /TASS/. Moscow has prepared a draft statement for the UN Security Council, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said Thursday, adding that London and its allies would demonstrate their reluctance to get to the truth with regard to the episode in the British city of Salisbury unless they support it.

"We have prepared a draft statement for the Council. It will be a litmus test as to whether the UK and its allies are true to their words," he said. Rejecting that test will be a confirmation of their "dirty games," the diplomat added.

On March 4, 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 the British city of Salisbury.

Claiming that the substance used in the attack had been a so-called 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, saying that a program aimed at developing such a substance had existed neither in the Soviet Union nor in Russia.

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