Basil Nebensache: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti
Russia is ready to investigate the incident with the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and encourages the UK to provide samples of the substances referred to by the British investigation. This was stated by the permanent representative of Russia Vasily Nebenzia at the meeting of the UN Security Council, which was broadcasted on the website of the world organization
“We are ready to investigate, we fear and nothing to hide, he said. — Since we absolutely are wrongly accused of violating the Convention, there is no other way. Without dense dialogue between different specialists is not enough”.
According to Nebenzu, Russia considers it legitimate to apply to the OPCW for the study of existing British authorities samples on the incident in Salisbury. “In this situation, it is legitimate to refer to the technical Secretary of the OPCW to conduct an independent laboratory analysis available to the British authorities samples,” — said the representative of Russia.
Nebesa asked why Moscow had to try to poison Skripal, especially ahead of the presidential elections and on the eve of the world Cup. “What is the motive that is referenced by the Prime Minister of great Britain, from Russia to resolve Sergei Skripal, who, after investigation, conviction, the sentence has been served, pardon and extradition to the British authorities did not pose any threat to our country?” he said.
“Russia is not involved in the incident. Ultimatums of London we feel miserable,” said the sebenza.
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