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Russia has a secret chemical weapons program, and its scientists have been in contact with suspected Russian assassins, investigation says


Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the State Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, April 21, 2014. Putin said on Monday he had signed a decree rehabilitating Crimea’s Tatars and other ethnic minorities, who suffered under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.
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A year-long investigation by Bellingcat conducted in partnership with international media outlets concluded that Russia is operating a clandestine Novichok program.
Novichok is the nerve agent used to poison ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal in 2018 and Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny this past summer.
Facing allegations that it was behind the attacks, Russia claims it destroyed its chemical …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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