On 31 March the Embassy of the Russian Federation in London sent a verbal note to the British Foreign Office containing a list of questions to the British side regarding the “Skripals case” fabricated against Russia:
Why was Russia denied consular access to the two Russian citizens who had become crime victims in the British territory?
What specific antidotes were administered to the victims, and in which form? How were those antidotes available for the medical staff on the site of the incident?
What was the basis to involving France in technical cooperation within the investigation of the incident the Russian citizens had fallen victims of?
Has the United Kingdom notified the OPCW of France’s involvement in the investigation of the incident in Salisbury?
What has France to do with the incident with two Russian citizens in the territory of the United Kingdom?
What are the British procedural rules that enable involvement of a foreign state in a domestic investigation?
What evidence was given to France so that it could examine it and conduct its own investigation?
Were French experts present upon the collection of Sergei and Yulia Skripal’ biological material?
Have French experts studied biological material taken from Sergei and Yulia Skripal, and at which laboratories?
Does the UK possess the results of the French investigation?
Have the results of the French investigation been given to the OPCW Technical Secretariat?
What characteristics (“markers”) formed the basis to establish the alleged “Russian origin” of the substance used in Salisbury?
Does the UK possess reference samples of the military-grade poisonous substance that British representatives refer to as “Novichok”?
Were the samples of the military-grade poisonous substance of “Novichok” type (according to the British methodology) or its analogues elaborated in the UK?