The UK violates international law by denying Russian embassy in London any access to Yulia Skripal

Summary

We do not need to prove anything because the UK grossly violates Article 36 of the 1965 Convention signed by the USSR – it is functioning now – and Great Britain according to which a consular officer has the right to unimpeded contacts with a citizen of his country in the situation when something happens to him.

   

Disproof

Russian citizen Yulia Skripal has said that she did not wish to take up the offer of assistance from the Russian embassy in London. news.met.police.uk/news/statement-issued-on-behalf-of-yulia-skripal-302508,

For background:

Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media on the Skripal poisoning https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=

On Sunday 4 March Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia.

For the UK response see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/novichok-nerve-agent-use-in-salisbury-uk-government-response

The OPCW have confirmed the UK findings in the case. "The results of the analysis by the OPCW designated laboratories of environmental and biomedical samples collected by the OPCW team confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury and severely injured three people." https://www.opcw.org/news/article/opcw-issues-report-on-technical-assistance-requested-by-the-united-kingdom/

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 106
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/04/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: UK, Russia
  • Keywords: Sergei Skripal
  • Outlet: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 2:51
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The US controls Angela Merkel and approves the statements of high-ranking German officials

We must understand that a lot of what almost any [other] European politician is able to talk publicly – even about problems linked to migration, Merkel cannot afford to talk about it publicly. Just because it is Germany and they are the Germans and because the statements of high-ranking German officials are approved in America.


Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation of Germany as US "puppet". euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=germany+us&disinfo_issue=&date=&offset=20,

No evidence given. Germany is an independent state with its Chancellor and Bundestag deputies elected through democratic voting.

Novichok, which poisoned Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia, was produced and patented in the US

Representative of Russia in the OPCW Alexandr Sulgin brought a document from the Patent and Trademark Office, which serves as evidence that novichok was manufactured and patented in the US. According to him, in the Google.patents.com search engine, according to the keyword “Novichok”, over 140 patents issued in the US linked to the use and protection against toxic substance A-234 can be found.

Disproof

No evidence given. The Russian MFA Spokesperson Zacharova previously stated that Novichok could have come from Great Britain, Slovakia, Czech Republic or Sweden. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden forcefully rejected her statements, and so did the competent authority on the topic in Sweden (the Swedish Defence Research Agency). https://www.svt.se/nyheter/utrikes/ryssland-giftet-som-anvandes-mot-skripal-kan-ha-kommit-fran-sverige Later on, the Russian ambassador to Sweden stated that it was "a guess" without any facts supporting it https://www.svt.se/nyheter/utrikes/ambassadoren-backar-efter-giftutspel

Also the Czech Foreign Minister Martin Stropnicky on Saturday denied Moscow's accusation that the nerve toxin used against a former Russian double agent and his daughter in southern England came from the Czech Republic. https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1GT0ML?__twitter_impression=true