Ukraine finally becomes “Anti-Russia” On September 14, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy approved a new National Security Strategy. … it is entirely built on the idea of a confrontation with Russia, in which its authors seriously expect to win. At the same time, the document is pathetically titled “Human security – the country’s security”, it seems to begin adequately: “A person, his life and health, honour and dignity, inviolability and security are the highest social value in Ukraine.” In relation to post-Maidan Ukraine, where human life has long lost any value, where there is a real civil war, it sounds like a mockery. But “seemingly adequate” ends there. Then the main thing begins – what, in general, the whole document comes down to – anti-Russian demagoguery.
Neither the USSR nor Russia have ever conducted research on a substance codenamed Novichok. The most likely sources of the poison gas are the UK, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative concerning the Novichok nerve agent. The claim that Russia has never studied or stockpiled Novichok is false and contradicts recent statements by the Kremlin. It is well established that Novichok was developed in the Soviet Union beginning in the 1970s. The existence of the research programme was first acknowledged in the 1990s, and the first confirmed victim of the nerve agent was one of the scientists involved in the project. Just one week before the present claim was made, Russian foreign intelligence boss Sergey Naryshkin stated that Russia had destroyed its Novichok stockpile "in accordance with OPCW procedures and rules." See here for a full debunk by POLYGRAPH.info.