BRATISLAVA, 5 September (WebNoviny.sk) – Slovakia welcomes the UK decision to release the OPCW Technical Secretariat from an incident involving toxic chemicals in the British city of Amesbury in July this year.
Slovakia fully recognizes the results
"As in the case of the Salisbury attack, we consider this step as a confirmation of the efforts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to have a transparent approach to dealing with these cases of chemical use as to investigate weapons, including through international mechanisms. " stated in the statement of the Slovak Foreign Affairs Office that the procedure of the OPCW investigators is regarded as highly qualified, impartial and independent and fully recognizes and respects the results of the SR.
"The conclusions of the OPCW analysis confirm the findings of the United Kingdom on the nature and identity of the toxic substance established by the UK authorities in Amesbury, where one person has lost one of these drugs." The OPCW analysis confirms also the British findings that Amesbury used the same toxic chemical that was used to attack Sergey Skripa and his daughter in Salisbury in March, mentions the MFA.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to follow close cooperation with the United Kingdom and other partners and allies.
Great Britain knew it earlier
"We also confirm the continued full solidarity with the UK as well as the strong support for international efforts to rigorously investigate the incidents in Salisbury and Amesbury and to discover the responsibility" has added the MFA.
Tests by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed the findings of the British authorities that the couple from the English city of Amesbury poisoned the nervous-paralytic substance of novices. One person did not survive poisoning.
The OPCW said Tuesday that the results of the tests were "The same toxic chemical they found in biomedical and environmental samples related to poisoning" ex-Russian agent Sergey Skripa and his daughter Julie in March in the nearby town of Salisbury.
Although OPCW has not yet specified a nervous-crippling substance, Britain has previously stated that it was again a poison, a poison produced by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Dawn Sturgess and her partner Charlie Rowley poisoned him in June, shortly after the Scorpions. Sturgess died.