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Statement on the OPCW report on the incident in Amesbury

 

The Czech Republic understands the publication of a note by the Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), containing report on the activities carried out in support of a request for technical assistance by the UK regarding the toxic chemical poisoning incident in Amesbury in July this year, as a good step towards greater transparency of investigations.

Similarly, as in the case of Salisbury, there is a need to use all possible means of the investigation, including international ones, that contribute to the objective examination of the real incident.

The report proves that the chemical used in Amesbury was identical to a chemical that was used in a chemical attack on Sergey and Julia Skripal in March this year in Salisbury. Conclusions of the analysis have confirmed the earlier findings of the United Kingdom.

The Czech Republic has repeatedly expressed its solidarity with the United Kingdom, and strongly supports the impartial investigation of an incident, including the accountability of those responsible for these acts.

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