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U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that Russia was involved in the poisoning in Britain of former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, a proviso that has no information about his involvement in this incident the Russian authorities. The opinion he expressed on the plane, returning from a tour of Africa, reports Bloomberg.
Approval Tillerson, the substance that had poisoned spy, “obviously came from Russia. This we know, it is in small volumes from very narrow circle of persons”.
The head of American diplomacy also said that he had spoken to his British counterpart Boris Johnson, and soon the United States will present a formal position on this issue. “This will entail a response. USA spent a lot of effort in solving problems and resolving disagreements with Moscow. Honestly, after the past year we have not moved. Instead, we are witnessing a turn to be more aggressive,” said Tillerson.
Earlier, on 13 March, the White house spokesman Sarah Sanders said that Washington believes the incident with the poisoning of the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal in UK “outrageous, irresponsible and indiscriminate lawlessness.” However, she refused to name the suspects in this incident, from offering U.S. assistance in the investigation.
On 12 March Prime Minister of Britain Theresa may said that Skripal and his daughter Julia was poisoned nervously-paralytic substance from the group of combat gases called “Beginner”, allegedly developed in the Soviet Union. She demanded to provide all the materials Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, otherwise the politician threatened to equate the situation “the use of unlawful force by the Russian government against the United Kingdom”.
On the evening of 4 March, 66-year-old Skripal and his daughter Julia was found unconscious on a bench in the Park in Salisbury. They were poisoned with nerve substance and fell into a coma while in the hospital. Just poisoning suffered 21 persons, including police Sergeant nick Bailey, who first arrived on the scene.
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