The laboratory in the Swiss city of Spiez evaded Moscow’s publicity that during the chemical study on the Salisbury incident, its employees had found traces of chemical weapons that were made in the United States, Great Britain and other NATO countries .
Representatives of the laboratory said that they can not comment on the information concerning its expertise, and only the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons can comment on this statement. At the same time, the laboratory stressed that they have no doubt that the British laboratory of Porton Down identified that it was in fact “Novichok” that was used.
“Porton Down, like Spitz, are the designated OPCW laboratories.” The verification standards are so tight that they can be trusted, “the message posted on Twitter says.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that an independent examination of the substance used during the Salisbury incident revealed traces of chemical weapons that are made the United States, Great Britain and other NATO countries. “We learned this according to information from the Swiss Center for Radiological and Chemical-Bacteriological Analysis, received on confidential terms, the experts of the center completed a study of samples sent to them from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on March 27” – said Sergei Lavrov.
The Minister specified that the traces of the toxic chemical BZ and its precursors, belonging to the chemical weapons of the second category in accordance with the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, were found in the samples .