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Russia issues list of questions to the UK about nerve agent attack

Russia issues list of questions to the UK about nerve agent attack

Russia has issued a list of questions about the Salisbury spy poisoning that it has demanded the UK answer. The list, which features questions over French involvement in the investigation, also demand Russia be allowed to see Yulia Skripal.

Russia continues to deny any involvement in the nerve agent attack.

 

The full list of questions from the Russian Embassy is as follows;

1. Why has Russia been denied consular access to the two Russian nationals, Sergei and Yulia Skripal, that have become crime victims in the British territory?

2. What specific antidotes were administered to Mr and Ms Skripal, and in which form? How were those antidotes available for the medical staff on the site of the incident?

3. On what grounds has France been involved in technical cooperation with regard to the investigation of an incident in which Russian nationals had suffered?

4. Has the United Kingdom informed the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) of France's involvement in the investigation?

5. How is France relevant to the incident with two Russian nationals in the UK?

6. What British procedural rules allow a foreign state to be involved in a domestic investigation?

7. What evidence has been passed to France for studying and/or for a French investigation?

8. Were French experts present when biological material was taken from Mr and Ms Skripal?

9. Have French experts studied biological material taken from Mr and Ms Skripal, and at which laboratories?

10. Does the UK possess the results of the French investigation?

11. Have the results of the French investigation been passed to the OPCW Technical Secretariat?

12. On the basis of which characteristics has it been ascertained that the substance used in Salisbury "originated from Russia"? 

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