G7 calls on Russia to avoid actions in Skrobala, undermining the CWC

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov

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MOSCOW, April 17. /TASS/. Russia calls on participants in the Group of seven in the case of the incident in Salisbury to avoid actions that would undermine the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons (CWC). This is stated in the posted Tuesday on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry’s comments, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

“We call on members of the Group of seven to find the strength to overcome their own short-term political ambitions and still not allow actions that directly undermine the spirit and letter of the Convention,” – said Ryabkov.

“We hope that colleagues will take into account are set out in anticipation of the special session of the OPCW Executive Council on 18 April of this year, discussions on the same day, the situation around the case Skrobala in the UN security Council, will make the appropriate conclusions for the future,” he added.

Allegations unsubstantiated

“Semerochki” reiterated fictional, completely unsubstantiated accusations against Russia in connection with the poisoning in the UK Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. Under false pretenses again, we “are required” to declare to the OPCW all the information about the allegedly existing in our country the program of creation of nerve agents “Beginner” – said Ryabkov.