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    Russian Foreign Ministry Releases 13 Questions Addressed to OPCW on Skripal Case

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    Earlier, Moscow had sent the two sets of questions regarding the “fabricated” Skripal case to the authorities of the United Kingdom and France

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has sent the list of 13 questions to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) about the details of the so-called poisoning of former Russian GRU officer Sergei Skripal.

    Moscow is asking if London has sent any information regarding the poisoning of Skripal to the organization and what kind of help the UK authorities had requested. The foreign ministry has also asked what methods the OPCW used to collect samples of the substance purportedly behind the alleged poisoning attack.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry also had asked the OPCW whether the organization planned to share the information provided by the UK side with other states and about the details of the recent mission, when a group of OPCW experts visited the United Kingdom amid the Skripal case probe.

    Several other questions of the Russian side are related to participation of France in the investigation and the cooperation of Paris with the OPCW.

    This comes in light of Russia addressing 14 questions on March 31 asking why the UK had denied Moscow consular access the Skripals, why London had allowed Paris to take part in the probe and why the UK had decided that the nerve agent used in the poisoning had come from Russia and if the UK has samples of the so-called "Novichok."

    Moscow also sent 10 questions to Paris asking if France had invited the OPCW to take part in the probe and if France had produced samples of the nerve agent used in the poisoning of Skripal.

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    Former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, who also worked for UK intelligence, and his daughter Yulia have been in hospital since March 4 due to exposure to what UK experts say is the A234 nerve agent. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of orchestrating the attack that took place in the town of Salisbury. The Russian side has refuted the allegations and has already issued a list of questions to the UK side on the details of the incident.

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