A ‘BZ nerve agent’ that was developed for the US and UK armed forces was found in the Skripal poisoning samples, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced at the XXVI Assembly of the Foreign and Defence Policy Council in Moscow on Saturday.

The FM explained that experts from the Swiss Centre for Radiological and Chemical-Bacteriological Analysis presented the latest results of the Skripal case.

“Summarising the results of the expertise conducted, a toxic chemical substance BZ and its precursor were found in the samples, that are related to chemical weapons of the second category in accordance with the Convention on the chemical weapons prohibition,” said Lavrov.

He continued saying: “The given formula was in operational service of the US army, the UK and other NATO countries, there were no developments and accumulations of this substance in the Soviet Union or Russia.”

Image: Russian FM Sergei Lavrov (YouTube still).