Britain, France, Germany and the United States Thursday, March 15, issued a joint statement in which they formally accused Russia of trying to kill ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter. About it reports Reuters. Full text published in his Twitter correspondent of The Guardian’s Jessica Elgot.
The document is written on behalf of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa may, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the presidents of France and the United States of Emmanuel Macron and Donald trump.
“We condemn the attack on Yulia and Sergei Skripal, which occurred March 4, 2018, — said in the text. — The use of a nerve toxin that is produced in Russia, is the first case of its use in Europe since the end of world war II”.
It also emphasizes that the incident is “an attack on the sovereignty of the United Kingdom, and such actions are a flagrant violation of international law and provisions of the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons”.
Earlier March 15, macron has officially joined the charges of London, said that soon will announce the measures to be taken against Russia in the case of poisoning Skripal. NATO said that the Alliance also supports the view of London about the substance that had poisoned a former spy.
March 14 may reported the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats. She has formally accused Moscow of attempted murder Skripal, and also announced the suspension of all bilateral contacts with Russia.
A former spy 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, because Skripal 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.
The Russian foreign Ministry said that interpret the words may on measures of “punishment” of Moscow as an unprecedented grave provocation that undermines the foundations of normal inter-state dialogue, and also promised a quick response.
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