Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement special labs in Sweden and France have confirmed the initial results from Germany.
He said: The federal Government has involved the @OPCW in the analysis of evidence.
“In addition, two other international laboratories have shown that a nerve agent from the Novitchok group was the cause of the poisoning.
He added: “We renew the call for Russia to explain itself on the events. We are in close contact with our European partners on further steps.”
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