Jens Stoltenberg: Yves Herman / Reuters
The Alliance supports the view of London about the substance that had poisoned a former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter. This was stated by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Thursday, March 15, reports TASS.
“We know that this substance is produced in Russia, so trust the estimates that are made in the UK,” he said. The Secretary General added that the grounds for doubt, the Alliance is not.
Prior to that, at the meeting of the UN Security Council, the permanent representative of Russia Vasily nebesa said that the country was not carried out any research and development of a substance called “Newbie”, says the Agency. It is about applying it said the British side.
Earlier, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hoped that Skripal and his daughter Julia will survive and be able to shed light on everything that happened.
14 March, Prime Minister of great Britain announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats 23. It also formally accused Moscow of attempted murder of a former spy and his daughter, and announced the suspension of all bilateral contacts with Russia.
In Russia said that the actions of the London information and political show and promised a quick response. In particular, it was reported that Moscow will soon expelled British diplomats.
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. In Moscow deny all accusations.
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