Britain said Russia used A-234, which is from a class of nerve agents known as “Novichok,” to poison ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, England, on March 4. Moscow vehemently denied it had anything to do with the attack, which touched off an unprecedented diplomatic war between Russia and the West.
Why has Russia been denied the right of consular access to the two Russian citizens, who came to harm on British territory? What specific antidotes and in what form were the victims injected with? How did such antidotes come into the possession of British doctors at the scene of the incident?