Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden Reject Suggestion by Russian Spokeswoman That Nerve Agent Originated in Their Countries

The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden are all rejecting a suggestion by a Russian spokeswoman that the nerve agent which poisoned a former Russian double agent and his daughter might have originated in their countries.

The claim was made Saturday by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, who told Russia-24 television that the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Britain or Sweden were likely sources of the nerve agent.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom tweeted that she “forcefully rejects (the) unacceptable and unfounded allegation” adding that “Russia should answer UK questions instead.”

Czech Foreign Minister Martin Stropnicky called it an “absurd accusation.”

Britain blames Russia for the nerve-agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who were found unconscious March 4 in the English city of Salisbury and remain in critical condition.

Source: Associated Press