Russia's Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in The Hague on Wednesday that the Skripal poisoning suspects may soon speak to the press and could offer «additional proof of spuriousness».
Alexander Shulgin said, «It would be very useful when the individuals, whom we have found, will meet with the press. They will tell everything and... Еще clarify all matters. And it will be an additional proof of spuriousness of the UK's accusations against us.»
Shulgin once again denied all allegations of Moscow's involvement in the Skripal poisoning, arguing that the situation may be beneficial for those who seek «to discredit the Russian leadership» and «impose new sanctions.»
The Russian permanent representative to the OPCW also claimed that the creation of footage imitating a new chemical attack has started in the Syrian province of Idlib in an effort to discredit the Syrian government. He urged the OPCW Technical Secretariat «to bring pressure to bear on the matter and not allow this provocation to take place.»