Disinfo: Novichok was produced in many other countries


Among major producers of the toxic chemicals from the so-called “Novichok” family were the UK (70 chemicals), the US (19 chemicals) and other countries. All this information was submitted to the OPCW.


The report from the OPCW confirms the UK findings in the Skripal poisoning, specifically the purity of the toxin

Novichok is known to be more powerful than VX and was developed in Russia in the 1970s and 1980s www.chemistryworld.com/news/russian-novichok-nerve-agent-linked-to-attack-on-ex-spy/3008773.article,

It's 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 https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/europe/what-is-novichok-nerve-agent-intl/index.html  www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43377698, www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/14/nerve-agent-novichok-produced-russia-site-expert,

A Russian scientist who originally helped develop the nerve agent states that other countries could have had test samples, but production was only refined in the U.S.S.R. and Russia   www.cbrneworld.com/_uploads/download_magazines/09_summer_The_agent_fate_of_Novichok.pdf,

In its statement, the European Union expressed shock at the offensive use of any military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, for the first time on European soil in over 70 years. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/03/19/statement-by-the-foreign-affairs-council-on-the-salisbury-attack/



  • Reported in: Issue115
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/07/2018
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: UK, Russia, US
  • Keywords: OPCW, Chemical weapons/attack


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