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Russia accuses Boris Johnson of 'distorting' OPCW findings on Skripals

AFP  |  Moscow 

Russia's today accused his British counterpart of distorting the findings of the world chemical watchdog's investigation into a the UK blames on

"Already politicians like are once again trying to distort the truth and announce that the OPCW statement supports Britain's conclusions without exception," said.

"I will underline that the OPCW confirmed only the contents of the chemical substance," he said.

Yesterday, the said it confirmed "the findings of the relating to the identity of the toxic chemical".

It did not name the substance involved which Britain says was a Novichok nerve agent of the sort first developed in the in the 1970s.

The OPCW also made no assessment of who was to blame for the March 4 attack on former Russian Sergei Skripal, which also affected his daughter and a

But British said: "There can be no doubt what was used and there remains no alternative explanation about who was responsible.

"Only has the means, motive and record." strongly denies involvement in the attack, which has sparked an international row resulting in the expulsions of diplomats from all sides.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 17:00 IST