May 17, 2018

West's knowledge of Novichok came from sample secured in 1990s: report

BERLIN (Reuters) - The West’s knowledge of the secret Russian nerve agent that Britain says was used to poison an ex-spy and his daughter came from a sample obtained by Germany in the 1990s, German media reported on Wednesday.

In a joint report, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the weekly Die Zeit and broadcasters NDR and WDR said Germany’s BND spy agency had secured the sample of the Novichok nerve agent from a Russian scientist. Read more.

Reuters

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‘No secret’: Western countries have known Novichok formula for decades, German media report - RT
Head of military research institute sacked - Radio Praha

BND beschaffte Nowitschok aus russischem Labor - Zeit
- Chemiewaffen: Lügen, Gift und Überläufer - Suddeutsche Zeitung

Gift im Fall Skripal: Der Westen kannte Nowitschok schon früh - Tagesschau
Länder im Westen kennen Nowitschok seit den 90er-Jahren (video) - Tagesschau

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