Posted on March 19, 2018
Experts at the site say the agent is of a type first developed by the Russians. President Putin said the idea of state involvement – before Sunday’s election and the World Cup – was “unimaginable”. Speaking after winning a fourth term as leader, he insisted Russia had destroyed all of its chemical weapons, adding it was “nonsense” to implicate his government in the attack on 4 March. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had earlier accused Moscow of stockpiling the agent used in the attack.