The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) could not confirm that the nerve agents used in the attacks in the the Salisbury and Amesbury incidents in the United Kingdom were from the same batch, the organization's report said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 05th September, 2018) The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) could not confirm that the nerve agents used in the attacks in the the Salisbury and Amesbury incidents in the United Kingdom were from the same batch, the organization's report said on Tuesday.
"Due to the unknown storage conditions of the small bottle found in the house of Mr Rowley and the fact that the environmental samples analysed in relation to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal and Mr Nicholas Bailey were exposed to the environment and moisture, the impurity profiles of the samples available to the OPCW do not make it possible to draw conclusions as to whether the samples are from the same synthesis batch," the report said.
The report also revealed that the concentration of the chemical, which was discovered in Rowley's house by the police after the poisoning, amounted to almost 98 percent.
Earlier in the day, the UK Foreign Office said in a statement that OPCW confirmed that the toxic agent used to poison Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess in the town of Amesbury was of the same kind as the one used against the Skripals in Salisbury.
Russian former double agent Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious in Salisbury in early March. Police officer Nick Bailey was also admitted to the hospital after being exposed to the toxic agent as well.
The United Kingdom has been accusing Moscow of poisoning the former spy using the A234 nerve agent. Russia, in turn, has repeatedly denied all allegations, arguing that London has not provided any proof.
The second incident occurred exactly five months later, when Rowley and Sturgess were hospitalized in a critical condition after being exposed to an unknown substance. The police later announced that the substance was the same nerve agent, which had been allegedly used to poison the Skripals.