By Joseph Fitsanakis – IntelNews: NATO obtained Soviet Novichok nerve agents through German intelligence in the 1990s.
Some North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states obtained
access to the Soviet Union’s so-called ‘Novichok’ nerve agents in the
1990s, through an informant recruited by German intelligence, according to reports.
NATO countries refer to ‘Novichok-class’ nerve agents to describe a
series of weaponized substances that were developed by the Soviet Union
and post-Soviet Russia from the early 1970s to at least 1993. They are
believed to be the deadliest nerve agents ever produced, but Moscow
denies their very existence.