MOSCOW, 7 APR — RIA Novosti. Investigate the mysterious poisoning in the British Salisbury ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia acquires new details, but they don’t add clarity, but on the contrary — all the more confusing the situation, refuting the initial information, and generating new inconsistencies. On the most obvious absurdities of the “case Skrypalia” — in the material RIA Novosti.
Sensation of last week — the publication of audio recordings of conversation of Yulia Skripal her cousin Victoria, who is in Russia. The daughter of a former Russian military intelligence officer told the relative that her condition improved, she is on the mend and hopes to soon leave the hospital. Father, she said, feels “normal” and “no irreparable things there”. It sounded like a bolt from the blue, because on the eve of the British media reported that Julia came to himself, and Sergei Skripal is still in a coma and his condition is “stable critical”.
After the foreign office issued a statement Yulia Skripal, in which she thanked the British doctors and those who came to her father for help, and asked to protect her and family from excess attention.
The entrance to the hospital is Salisbury
All of this was a complete surprise. After Yulia and Sergey on March 4 was found on a bench at a shopping center in Salisbury in an unconscious state, British authorities stated that Skrypali affected chemical warfare agents (CWA) in Russia. This gave rise to Prime Minister Theresa may to impose on Moscow a series of austerity measures, including expulsion of Russian diplomats 23. At the request of Downing street to demarche was joined by other European countries and also the USA.
Professionals involved in the development of the CWA, which is pointed out in Britain, in a firm voice that we are talking about virulent poison — weapon, the use of which practically does not leave chances of survival. That, as it turned out, “there is no irreparable things there”, makes one again question the version of London.
According to the former head of the FSB of Russia, and nowadays the Deputy of the state Duma Nikolay Kovalev, “this is not a chemical, it is not nerve gas.”
“Stress cat” and Guinea pigs
The Russian Embassy in London has asked the British foreign office with a request to provide information on the fate of Pets Sergei Skripal — two cats and two Guinea pigs. It could, among other things, to shed light on whether the house was used a chemical warfare agent, contained in a confined space the animals are inevitably subjected to its influence.
House in Salisbury, where he lived ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal. 6 Mar 2018
On Friday, the newspaper The Mirror with reference to representatives of the British Ministry of ecology reported that after the incident at the shopping center the vets for several days he could not go to the house of Sergei Skripal, and when I finally got there, I saw that Guinea pigs had died from dehydration. The black Persian cat named Nash van Drake found in a state of “severe stress”. The cat was taken to the military laboratory for chemical research, but he was so bad that it decided to euthanize. According to her, Sergei Victoria, the neighbors saw the second cat somewhere ran away from home.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the hasty killing of the cat and the cremation of the pigs resemble the hasty destruction of important evidence.
Missing a tweet
Accused of poisoning Skrobala Russia, British officials relied on the conclusions of the experts military laboratory Porton Down. This was said by Prime Minister Theresa may, Minister for foreign Affairs of Boris Johnson in clarifying questions of journalists repeatedly said that chemists Porton down come to the definite conclusion about the nature of the substance and its Russian origin. The British foreign Ministry on March 22, tweeted a message.
Military laboratory Porton Down
“Tests carried out by the world’s leading experts in the defence science laboratory and technology at Porton Down showed that it was fighting nervously-paralytic substance “Beginner”, produced in Russia. Porton Down is laboratory accredited and certain of the OPCW”, — said in a tweet.
However, the third of April, the very laboratory Porton Down, also on Twitter, said that “identifying the source of the substance is not included and never included in the scope of our responsibility.” On the same day, confirmed this in an interview to Sky News, the Executive Director of the laboratory of Gary Aitkenhead.
Our experts have precisely identified as the nerve agent is a Novichok. It is not, and has never been, our responsibility to confirm the source of the agent @skynews @UKmoments
— Dstl (@dstlmod) April 3, 2018
Then tweet the foreign office disappeared from the microblogging site.
“The briefing by the British Embassy in Moscow on 22 March, was broadcast in real time @UKinRussia, and then spread to the @foreignoffice to explain to the widest possible audience what happened in Salisbury. One of the tweets was cut and did not give the exact words of our Ambassador. We erased this tweet,” — said the official representative of the foreign office.
Despite the new controversy, last week the British media has not only continued to assert that Julia and Sergei Skripal poisoned combat venom of Russian origin, but even name a specific geographical address, where this substance was produced.
So, the tabloid The Sun announced that the poison Skrobala synthesized in the laboratory of the foreign intelligence Service (SVR) of Russia located on the outskirts of Moscow in the Yasenevo district. Almost simultaneously, the Times newspaper with reference to sources in the government and law enforcement agencies announced that a poisonous substance was produced at the military research base in the town of Shikhany, Saratov region.
No evidence, as always, followed. The worst toxic substances