Britain does not intend to give Russia samples of the substance that was used to poison former Colonel of the GRU Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview.
At the same time, Johnson confirmed that the UK plans to transfer a sample of the substance to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to conduct its own tests.
The United Kingdom has employed the OPCW to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident, said the United Kingdom Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the UN Jonathan Allen.
As previously reported, on March 12, Theresa May, speaking in the British Parliament, stated that “with a high degree of probability,” Russia is implicated in the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter. The Russian authorities deny these accusations.
Minister Lavrov has pointed out the the Convention against the use of Chemical weapons states that where a country is suspected of its use, 10 days must be given for said country to respond and substance given over.