Russia has destroyed all stocks of military nerve gas “Beginner”, which, according to the authorities of great Britain, in early March, was poisoned in Salisbury, a former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia. Comments about this RIA Novosti said the veteran secret service, Senator Igor Morozov.
Detention Skripal. Photo: still of operative shooting of FSB
On the eve of Prime Minister Theresa may said that the attack on Skripal likely is Russia. If you try poisoning was reportedly used nerve substance of the Novice class, developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970-ies. According to another version, the military development could steal from the Russian laboratories.
“Russia has not only ceased production of nerve gases, including the “Newbie” and completely destroyed all their stockpiles,” — said Morozov, noting that this was done under the supervision of international observers of the OPCW.
However, the Senator noted that the production of “Newbie” in clandestine conditions “although dangerous, but possible.” “This requires laboratory conditions, special equipment and appropriate professionals, that the man in the knee do not”, — he added.
“Beginner” was developed under secret project “Folio” and is a binary chemical weapon, the newspaper “Kommersant”. According to the publication, its specificity is that in the “combat state” appears immediately before use.
In Russia Skripal in 2006-m year, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for spying for Britain. Later eks-Colonel GRU with a number of others were exchanged for a group of Russian agents, and in 2010 he was granted asylum in the United Kingdom.
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