Russia: Absurd that We are Linked to British Novichok Death. Russia finds it very bad that in the British Amesbury a woman died from the effects of poisoning with the nerve gas Novichok, but the suggestion that the Kremlin behind this is ‘absurd’.
Russia says “very concerned about the series of poisoning incidents” in Great Britain. Such nerve gas attacks are not only dangerous for Britain but for the whole of Europe, says a Kremlin spokesman.
Russia claims to have offered Britain a joint investigation into the poisoning, but London would have rejected that offer. According to Russia, the incident will not affect the Russian-American summit, next week in Helsinki.
The woman, 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess, was found last week together with her boyfriend at about 13 kilometres from the place where the Russian ex-spy Sergej Skripal and his daughter were poisoned in March. Sturgess died yesterday, the man (45) is still in a critical condition in the hospital.