Merkel urged to maintain ties with Russia after poisoning Skripal


Angel Marcelito: Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on the need to maintain ties with Russia and to negotiate, despite the controversy over the poisoning of former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal. About it reports Reuters.

However, she stressed that Berlin takes seriously the data obtained from the British government. “We still have to deal with Russia, despite all the differing positions,” — said Merkel. The head of the German government added that in the near future will be submitted to the “European position on this issue.”

Earlier, on 14 March, Prime Minister Theresa may announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats. She has formally accused Moscow of attempted murder of a former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, and also announced the suspension of all bilateral contacts with Russia.

Skripal and his daughter Julia was found unconscious on the street in early March. They were poisoned with nerve agent. They were hospitalized, currently they are in a coma.

London believes that the attempt is Moscow, as a former spy and his daughter was poisoned with a substance that is believed to be the British government, was developed Russia. The Russian leadership denies all allegations.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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