Russian diplomats claim that specialists from Western countries and NATO structures have been working for many years on the production of substances from the Novichok group.
The Russian Foreign Ministry made this statement in response to joint appeals from Western colleagues regarding the situation with the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
The Russian Foreign Ministry called such statements hostile.
And they recalled that specialists from NATO and Western countries worked on "Novichok". More than 150 patents have been issued to them, the Russian Foreign Ministry specified on September 5.
Earlier, the Foreign Ministers of France and Germany recalled that the use of Novichok violates international bans. And they said they were shocked by what had happened and were waiting for guarantees from Russia regarding its citizens.