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Russia to convene extraordinary OPCW session over Skripal case

An emergency session of the OPCW Executive Council will be held on April 4

MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Russia will convene an extraordinary session of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) over the case of the poisoning of former Russian military intelligence Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on April 4, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday.

"To achieve a normal conversation and establish the truth, we have formally suggested convening an emergency session of the OPCW Executive Council on April 4, where we will submit specific questions, which were asked more than once, but we will do that in a generalized form," Lavrov said.

"I hope our Western partners will not shun an honest conversation. Otherwise, that will be another confirmation that everything that is going on is a gross provocation."