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The German foreign Ministry in an unusually harshly reacted to reports in the Russian state media that in the samples in the case of the poisoning of S. and Julia Skrobala was discovered traces of chemical agent BZ. This statement denies the use of the substance "Beginner" developed and produced in Russia, and is incorrect, it is in the message published on the April 20, 2012 under the heading "The false rumors in the Skripal".
The German foreign Ministry declares "planned disinformation"
The organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) always sends to the laboratory a few comparative samples, which are not relevant to the case under investigation and serve as a kind of placebo to the work of experts, specifies the Ministry of Foreign Affairs FRG. In the case Skrobala one of these comparative samples contained a substance BZ, however, was not related to the poisoning.
Like other countries, Russia knows about the existence of comparative samples, so the dissemination of messages about the alleged use of the substance in BZ poisoning is Skrobala "planned misinformation" notes the German office. As proof it cites the statement of the Director General of the OPCW, Ahmet üzümcü, who also says that the presence of BZ in control samples "irrelevant" the samples were taken in the British Salisbury, where he was found poisoned Skrypali.
At the same time in the original sample from Salisbury, the experts found the substance "Beginner" reminds of the German foreign Ministry. However, the absence of impurities in the sample is "strong evidence" pointing to "any involvement in the poisoning of the authorities" so as to make the substance of such a concentration.
Sergei Lavrov is not mentioned in the statement of the next Ministry
Most of the statements on the website of the German foreign ministry are in the form of a tone and, however, the case of poisoning of the former double-agent Skripal has forced the department to take the unusual step, said the magazine Der Spiegel. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs – "obviously, because of diplomatic caution" – no mention that the presence of BZ in the samples told the foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. Masa Heiko (Heiko Maas), suggests Der Spiegel.
April 14, Lavrov said that in the specimens from Salisbury, found traces of the nerve agent, BZ and the high concentration of the substance A-234, citing the Swiss laboratory in Spiez. Later, the center of radiological, chemical and biological analysis in Spiez urged not to doubt the findings of the British experts on the nature of a toxic chemical used in the poisoning Skrobala.
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