Novichok victim demands one million euros from Russia

Novichok victim demands one million euros from Russia
Charles Rowley Photo: Lenta

Rowley has hired a lawyer and wants to sue Russia.

British Charles Rowley, a victim of the neurotoxin Novichok, plans to sue Russia for one million euros. This is reported by The Mirror

It turns out that Rowley has hired a lawyer and wants to sue Russia. The victim expects compensation in connection with the death of his friend Don Sturgess from the poisonous substance, as well as serious side effects from Novichok on his body. “This greatly affected my life. I demand justice,” he explained. 

According to the British man's lawyer, the greatest concern for him is the “concealment of the truth.” “There are so many unanswered questions, which is why he instructed us to help him get these answers,” he stressed. 

In April, Rowley met with Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko. He wanted to obtain information about what had happened in Amesbury and Salisbury that the British side had not provided them, and also asked for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prior to this, he wrote a letter to the head of state, in which he asked to transfer suspects in the Skripal case to Britain.

Rowley and Sturgess found a bottle with the remains of Novichok in Amesbury in June 2018. The woman mistook the bottle for perfume and sprayed liquid on herself. Rowley underwent a lengthy rehabilitation, but claims that his health has suffered great damage. Sturgess died. 

Previously, ex-GRU colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia had fallen victims to Novichok. Britain accused Russia of the incident and named the alleged perpetrators of the incident, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. According to some media reports, they are GRU officers Anatoly Chepiga and Alexander Mishkin. The Kremlin rejects all the accusations.



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