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What is known, and not known, about poisoning of ex-spy in Britain
At 1615 GMT on March 4, police received a call from a member of the public about two people who were acting strangely. The police found Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia, 33, unconscious on a bench outside The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury. The pair were taken to Salisbury District Hospital.
A police officer, Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, was one of the first to respond to the incident. [DS Bailey habe sich die Vergiftung in Skripals Haus zugezogen, hieß es zunächst, das wurde revidiert] He was taken to hospital and later released.
Britain said more than 130 people were affected by the attack. More than 50, including three children, reported to hospital.
WHAT POISONED THEM?
On March 12, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the couple had been poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent from the Novichok group of poisons developed by the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 80s.
There are several variants of Novichok, a binary weapon containing two less toxic chemicals that when mixed react to produce a poison several times more lethal than sarin or VX.
Russia’s ambassador to Britain, Alexander Yakovenko, has identified the alleged poison as Novichok A-234, derived from an earlier version known as A-232. [Besonders perfide. Yakovenko hat mitgeteilt, was ihm mitgeteilt wurde. Porton Down wollte später nicht mitziehen, wie wir von Craig Murray wissen]
May said her government had concluded that it was “highly likely that Russia was responsible” for the poisoning or that it had lost control over some of the nerve agent.
HOW DO WE KNOW IT WAS NOVICHOK?
May said Britain’s military laboratory at Porton Down had identified Novichok, though the government has not said how it knows it came from Russia.
Russia has questioned on what basis Britain has made the conclusion that the poison originated in Russia and whether Britain has a reference sample of Novichok.
To give an exact match, chemical weapons experts said Britain would have to compare it to a sample of Russian-made Novichok. It is unclear how Britain would have such a sample.
Other ways of identifying the source would be British or Western intelligence information. [Natürlich nicht – es braucht Stoffproben. Alternativ könnte man kriminalistisch einen Lieferanten und einen Attentäter ermitteln, aber keine exakte Bestimmung des Giftes] None has been made public.
Gary Aitkenhead, chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down, said on April 3 it was unable to say whether the nerve agent used was produced in Russia.
But he said the substance required “extremely sophisticated methods to create, something only in the capabilities of a state actor.” [Wurde inzwischen von einer Reihe westlicher Chemiker bestritten]
Britain has asked inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to test the poison. The results have not been published.
WHAT IS NOVICHOK?
Most public knowledge about Novichok comes from two Russian scientists who went public about the nerve agent shortly after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. It was developed by the Soviet Union’s military in the 1970s and 80s by the state chemical research laboratory. [Es gibt wissenschaftliche Literatur. Zudem mindestens Daten (wenn nicht auch Stoffproben, aber das ist nicht bekannt), welche amerikanischen Spezialisten von russischen Kollegen in den Jahren ’95-’97 übergeben wurden. Sagt z.B. Dr. Trapp (OPCW)]
WHERE DID THE POISONING HAPPEN?
Dean Haydon, Britain’s’ senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism policing, said on March 28 a nerve toxin had been left on the front door of the Skripals’ home in England. [Nachweislich falsch und seither wieder zurück genommen]
Yulia Skripal arrived in Britain from Russia at London’s Heathrow Airport at about 1440 GMT on March 3. At about 1340 GMT on March 4, the Skripals arrived at the car park of the Sainsbury’s supermarket store at The Maltings shopping centre.
They went to the Bishop’s Mill pub and then to Zizzi, an Italian restaurant, at about 1420 GMT. They remained there until about 1535 GMT. A member of the public alerted the emergency services at about 1615 GMT.
Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, Editing by Giles Elgood and Timothy Heritage