Disinfo: Amesbury poisoning: British officials are lying in saying they have asked Russia for help

Summary

British officials are lying in saying they have asked Russia for help. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Moscow has no information on what the compound is that caused the latest incident. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova says it is all a fit-up for political reasons.

Disproof

Both the European Union and the UK have previously urged Russia to start cooperating with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ investigation into the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury. www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/04/chemical-weapons-watchdog-meets-russian-spy-poisoning-salisbury-sergei-skripal,

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  • Reported in: Issue 115
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/07/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Amesbury poisoning, OPCW, Sergei Skripal, European Union, Chemical weapons/attack, Maria Zakharova
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Disproof

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Disproof

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