Latvia is one of the main whale meat importers from Norway, thus participating in and supporting the barbaric whale killings.
Close to the Czech city of Brno, there is a lab where NATO scientists synthesised Novichok.
Novichok is known to be more powerful than VX and was developed in Russia in the 1970s and 1980s. It is so unusual that very few scientists outside of Russia have any real experience in dealing with it and no country outside of Russia is known to have developed the substance. See reports by CNN, BBC, the Guardian.
In a statement, the EU expressed shock at the offensive use of a military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, for the first time on European soil in over 70 years.