Moscow will accept results of nerve agent tests-Russia’s UK envoy

Moscow will accept results of nerve agent tests-Russia’s UK envoy
Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko addresses the media at a news conference in the official Russian Ambassador's residence in central London, Britain, Apr 5, 2018. (Reuters)
Updated 05 April 2018

Moscow will accept results of nerve agent tests-Russia’s UK envoy

Moscow will accept results of nerve agent tests-Russia’s UK envoy
  • Russia indicates it will accept result of tests carried by international inspectors
  • Moscow demands to know the international experts involved in nerve agent tests if it was to accept findings

London: Russia’s ambassador to Britain said Moscow would accept the results of tests by international chemical weapons inspectors on a suspected nerve agent used to poison a former Russian spy in England but only if the process was transparent.
Alexander Yakovenko told reporters at a news conference on Thursday that Russia wanted to know which experts were involved in the tests on the toxin used in March 4 attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the city of Salisbury.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a global chemical weapons watchdog, is investigating the case.