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英特使:刺杀前俄间谍行动绝非“普通犯罪” British Envoy: Russia's Attempted Assassination of Ex-Spy was ‘No Common Crime'



前俄罗斯间谍斯克里帕尔(Sergei Skripal)和他的女儿尤丽娅在英国的索尔斯伯利被人发现失去知觉后,立即送往医院,目前状况依然严重。包括一名警察在内的若干人也感觉不适。





俄罗斯驻联合国代表内本西亚(Vassily Nebenzia)大使反驳了英国的指称。




Britain's deputy U.N. ambassador said Wednesday that a thorough investigation points to Russia being behind the attempted assassination of a former Russian spy in an English town.

"On the 4th of March, a weapon so horrific that it is banned from use in war was used in a peaceful city in my country," British deputy Ambassador Jonathan Allen told Security Council members of the attack using a chemical weapon.

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were found unconscious on a park bench in the town of Salisbury and rushed to the hospital, where they remain in serious condition. Several other individuals, including a police officer, were sickened.

British officials said the chemical nerve agent known as Novichok was used in the attack. It was developed by the Soviet Union and inherited by Russia.

"This was no common crime," Allen said. "It was an unlawful use of force."

He noted Russia has a history of state-sponsored assassinations and cited the 2006 murder of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned and later died in London.

He said his government has asked the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to independently verify the nerve agent used.

Earlier Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced several reprisals, including the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from Britain.

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia dismissed the British accusations.

"Russia had nothing to do with this incident," he told council members.

He demanded that London provide samples of substances used in the attack for a joint investigation.

The Russian envoy said his government had ceased developing chemical weapons in 1992 and destroyed its stockpiles in September 2017.