Johnson insists that the source of the “Newbie” can only be Russian
LONDON, 12 APR — RIA Novosti, Maria Tobacco. Foreign Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson insists that only Russia could be the source of the so-called “Newbie” — substances that have been poisoned Sergey and Yulia Skrypali, stated in his statement.
On Thursday, the experts of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) confirmed that in the assassination of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia had used a substance “Beginner”.
“There can be no doubt that it was used, and there is no alternative explanation as to culprit — only Russia has the means, motive, and a relevant past,” the statement said Johnson.
The Minister stressed that Britain never doubted the results of the analysis of the substance, made by experts of laboratory in Porton Down, but now four of the laboratory confirmed these results.
Relations between Russia and Britain deteriorated sharply against the background of the incident in the British Salisbury, where he was poisoned working for the British secret service, former Colonel of the GRU, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. The British side claims that the poisoning Skrobala nerve substance A234 involved in the Russian state. Russia categorically denies this.