According to the German press, in the eighties the Bundesnachrichtendienst (the German Federal Intelligence Services — BND) got hold of a sample of Novichok through an ex-Soviet defector.

It is highly likely that Germany would shared this product with the United States and the United Kingdom in order to develop methods of protections and anti-poisons.

This revelation contradicts the theory immediately put forward by Theresa May’s government that only Russia was able to produce the nerve poisoning agent that it had presented as the “Novichok”.

Anoosha Boralessa