London deliberately used codename Novichok to evoke associations with Russia – diplomat

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova
Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova

MOSCOW, March 17. /TASS/. London used the codename Novichok for a military grade nerve agent that poisoned former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal, who was sentenced in Russia for spying for the United Kingdom, so as to evoke associations with Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Rossiya’24 TV channel on Saturday.

“The UK prime minister does not possess a formula. She is using a codename which instantaneously evokes memories of Russia, evokes…

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