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    OPCW May End Analysis of Substance Used for Skripal Poisoning Within 2-3 Weeks

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    GENEVA (Sputnik) - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons may share the results of the analysis of the substance that was used to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal with Russia after the the United Kingdom when the procedures are finalized in the next 2-3 weeks, OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu said Tuesday.

    "The samples are collected, and the samples are being analyzed in different laboratories. And once it's over within next two or three weeks, we will share the results. We will share it with the UK first," Uzumcu told reporters.

    When asked about the possibility of sharing the results with Russia he stated: "yes, we will see".

    READ MORE: Russian Envoy Assumes Skripal's Case a Convenient Pretext to Expel Diplomats

    Earlier, investigators from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have arrived at the scene in the UK city of Salisbury where former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal was poisoned earlier this month.

    Recently, A total of 16 EU countries, as well as the US, Canada, Albania, Norway, Ukraine, Macedonia and Australia announced on Monday their decisions to expel around 100 Russian diplomats in connection with Moscow's alleged connection in the nerve agent attack on Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

    On March 14, the UK envoy to the UN Security Council stated that the United Kingdom had asked the OPCW to independently verify its findings in the nerve agent attack against Skripal.

    Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found in early March at a shopping center in Salisbury. Both of them remain in critical condition.

    Reacting to the incident, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May has stated that it was "highly likely" that Russia was responsible for it. She later announced a package of anti-Russia measures, including the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the country, and the suspension of bilateral contacts between the countries.

    Moscow also expelled UK diplomats in response to the UK move. Russia has strongly rejected the accusations and offered assistance in the investigation.

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