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Запросы Посольства Российской Федерации в Великобритании по «делу Скрипалей»

Russia’s requests and questions to the UK Requests
 
Note Verbale of 6 March 2018:
1. To issue an official comment on the incident. Done.
2. To provide information concerning the health condition of Mr and Ms Skripal and on the circumstances that led them to being hospitalized. Partially fulfilled.
3. To take note of the request my Mr Skripal’s niece, Viktoria Skripal, to be informed of their health condition. Ignored.
 
Note Verbale of 13 March 2018:
4. To provide samples of the chemical substance allegedly used. Denied.
5. To provide full information on the investigation. Ignored.
 
Note Verbale of 14 March 2018:
6. To enable consular access to Mr and Ms Skripal. Denied.
 
Note Verbale of 16 March 2018:
7. To provide a full medical report on the health condition of Ms Skripal. Ignored.
8. To provide up-to-date visual materials confirming that Ms Skripal is safe and well treated. Ignored.
 
Note Verbale of 31 March 2018:
9. To conduct a joint investigation of the Salisbury incident and to hold urgent consultations on this matter. Ignored.
 
Note Verbale of 2 April 2018:
10. To provide all necessary assistance to Viktoria Skripal, including by issuing her a visa and allowing her access to her relatives. Denied.
 
Note Verbale of 3 April 2018:
11. To provide legal assistance to the Russian investigative authorities who have opened a case regarding attempted murder. No information.
 
Note Verbale of 5 April 2018:
12. To forward contact details of consular officials to Yulia Skripal. Allegedly fulfilled.
 
Letter of 6 April 2018:
13. To have a meeting between the Ambassador and the Foreign Secretary. Meeting declined.
 
Note Verbale of 9 April 2018:
14. To confirm or deny whether Mr and Ms Skripal are about to be resettled to a third country under new identities. Ignored.
15. To confirm or deny whether Mr Skripal’s house will be demolished. Ignored.
16. To confirm or deny whether the alleged RAF-intercepted message from Syria formed part of information on the basis of which the decision was taken to expel Russian diplomats. Ignored.
 
Note Verbale of 10 April 2018:
17. To provide urgent proof that all actions in relation to Yulia Skripal are being taken in strict observance of her free will. Ignored.
18. To clarify conflicting reports as to whether OPCW experts directly took biomedical samples from Mr and Ms Skripal. Partially answered by the FCO. OPCW confirms taking samples.
 
Note Verbale of 11 April 2018:
19. To explain how exactly the UK has complied with its obligations under consular conventions. Reply unsatisfactory.
20. To confirm or deny whether Yulia Skripal has been moved to a “secure location”, and to provide verifiable information on Mr and Ms Skripal’s whereabouts, their health and wishes. Reply unsatisfactory: “FCO does not comment on media coverage of on-going investigations”.
 
Note Verbale of 12 April 2018:
21. To clarify in a transparent and convincing way Mr and Ms Skripal’s whereabouts and condition, with no possibility to verify the statement of the Metropolitan Police made on 11 April allegedly on behalf of Yulia Skripal. Ignored.
 
Note Verbale of 19 April 2018:
22. To provide an urgent medical examination of Yulia Skripal by Russian specialists. Denied.
 
Note Verbale of 20 April 2018:
23. To refrain from actions which directly undermine spirit and letter of the Chemical Weapons Convention and lead to deterioration of our bilateral relations. The UK has confirmed taking note of the request.
 
Note Verbale of 23 April 2018:
24. To grant legal assistance in criminal case on attempted murder of Yulia Skripal to the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation. No reply so far.
 
Note Verbale of 24 April 2018:
25. To refrain from exerting pressure against the Russian channel RT in accordance with UK’s international obligations within the framework of the UN, OSCE and the Council of Europe to protect and promote freedom of the media and freedom of expression. The UK has confirmed taking note of the request.
 
Questions
 
Note Verbale of 22 March 2018:
1. What is Mr and Ms Skripal’s exact diagnosis and condition? Partially answered by Salisbury District Hospital.
2. What treatment are they receiving? Partially answered by Salisbury District Hospital.
3. Is that treatment the same as that provided to Sgt Nick Bailey? No information. 
4. Why has the condition of Mr Bailey and Ms Skripal improved, while Mr Skripal remains in a critical condition? No information.
5. Did Mr Bailey, Mr Skripal and Ms Skripal receive antidotes? No official reply. According to Porton Down Chief Executive, no antidote exists against the substance used. Treatment partially described by Salisbury District Hospital.
6. Which antidotes exactly were administered? See 5 above.
7. What information and medical effects led to the decision to administer antidotes? How had the medical staff identify which antidotes to use? See 5 above.
8. Why are there no photos/videos confirming that the Skripals are alive and at hospital? No information.
9. Did the Skripals agree on Salisbury CCTV footage to be shown on TV? No information.
10. If not, who gave the agreement on their behalf? No information.
11. Is that person also entitled to authorize the publication of photos/videos? No information.
12. Is that person also entitled to authorize consular access? No information.
13. What protection against chemical exposure is used by the medical staff? No information.
14. If consular access is impeded by the risk of exposure, can the same protection be used by a consular officer? No information.
 
Note Verbale of 26 March 2018:
15. Could the hastiness in administering antidotes aggravate the condition of Mr Bailey, Mr and Ms Skripal? See 5 above.
16. Where, how and by whom were blood samples collected from Mr and Ms Skripal? Reply received, with reference to OPCW report saying their experts took samples.
17. How was it documented? No information from the UK. 
18. Who can certify that the data is credible? No information from the UK.
19. Was the chain of custody up to all the OPCW requirements when evidence was collected? No information from the UK. OPCW says chain of custody has been respected.
20. Which methods (spectral analysis or other) were used by the British side to identify, within such a remarkably short period of time, the type of the substance used? No information.
21. Had the British side possess a standard sample against which to test the substance? No information received through diplomatic channels. The Foreign Secretary seemed to confirm the possession of samples in the Deutsche Welle interview on 19 March.
22. Where had that sample come from? No information.
23. How can the delayed action of the nerve agent be explained, given that it is a fast-acting substance by nature? No information.
24. The victims were allegedly poisoned in a pizzeria (in a car, at the airport, at home, according to other accounts). So what really happened? How come they were found in some unidentified time on a bench in the street? No official reply. Police says the victims came into contact with the poison through the front door. No further details available.
25. How do the hasty actions of the British side correlate with Scotland Yard’s official statements that “the investigation is highly likely to take weeks or even months” to arrive at conclusions? No information.
 
Note Verbale of 28 March 2018:
26. Why have the authorities ignored the fact that Mr Skripal’s niece has been enquiring of her uncle’s and cousin’s health? No information.
 
Note Verbale of 29 March 2018:
27. Is it true that Yulia Skripal has regained consciousness and can communicate, eat and drink? Reply received.
 
Note Verbale of 31 March 2018:
28. Why has Russia been denied consular access to the two Russian nationals, Sergei and Yulia Skripal, that have become crime victims in the British territory? Reply unsatisfactory.
29. What specific antidotes were administered to Mr and Ms Skripal, and in which form? How were those antidotes available for the medical staff on the site of the incident? See 5 above.
30. On what grounds has France been involved in technical cooperation with regard to the investigation of an incident in which Russian nationals had suffered? No information from the UK.
31. Has the United Kingdom informed the OPCW of France’s involvement in the investigation? No information from the UK.
32. How is France relevant to the incident with two Russian nationals in the UK? No information from the UK.
33. What British procedural rules allow a foreign state to be involved in a domestic investigation? No information from the UK.
34. What evidence has been passed to France for studying and/or for a French investigation? No information from the UK.
35. Were French experts present when biological material was taken from Mr and Ms Skripal? No information from the UK.
36. Have French experts studied biologial material taken from Mr and Ms Skripal, and at which laboratories? No information from the UK.
37. Does the UK possess the results of the French investigation? No information from the UK.
38. Have the results of the French investigation been passed to the OPCW Technical Secretariat? No information from the UK.
39. On the basis of which characteristics (“markers”) has it been ascertained that the substance used in Salisbury “originated from Russia”? No official reply. Porton Down Chief Executive confirmed that the experts did not make that conclusion.
40. Does the UK possess reference samples of the military-grade poisonous substance that British representatives identify as “Novichok”? See 21 above.
41. Has the substance identified by British representatives as “Novichok” or analogous substances been researched, developed or produced in the UK? No information.
 
Note Verbale of 5 April 2018:
42. Were the animals of Mr Skripal (two cats and two guinea pigs) subject to chemical poisoning? What treatment are they receiving? According to public statements, the animals are dead. No information on chemical poisoning.
 
Note Verbale of 6 April 2018:
43. Were the animals remains tested for a toxic substance, which would constitute useful evidence? No information.
44. Why have the animals been disposed of when they could have constituted an important piece of evidence? No information.
45. What immigration rules has Ms Viktoria Skripal violated? No information.
46. What options are available to her should she wish to go ahead with her visit? Reply received: Viktoria Skripal may submit a new visa application. On 14 May, her new application was rejected.
 
Note Verbale of 10 April 2018:
47. What symptoms did Mr and Ms Skripal experience on admission to hospital and what treatment they received? No reply from the FCO. Partially answered by Salisbury District Hospital.
 
Note Verbale of 16 April 2018:
48. Does the recently created Twitter account @SkripalYulia belong to Ms Yulia Skripal? If it does, is it the Metropolitan police or Ms Skripal herself who manages it? No information.
49. Have UK secret services monitored private correspondence of Ms Yulia Skripal, as suggested in Sir Mark Sedwill’s letter to NATO? No information.
 
Note Verbale of 20 April 2018:
50. Have Mr Vladimir Uglev, Mr Hamish de Bretton-Gordon or any other private individuals been provided with any data related to the investigation? Reply unsatisfactory: the FCO will not be commenting on media coverage of an ongoing investigation.