Dmitry Peskov Photo: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti
The position of London in connection with the case of the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal irresponsible and violates international law, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. His words on Thursday, March 15, the correspondent of “Tape.ru”.
In General, Russia sees the UK position, puzzled, said Peskov. “Moreover, the charges began to sound even before the moment could receive at least some information about the used substance, which in itself speaks of the presence, so to speak, in this situation all signs of provocation against Russia,” he said.
According to him, the position of the British side seems to be “absolutely irresponsible, both from the point of view of diplomatic relations, and with regard to the objectives and interests of conducting the investigation and finding those real people who were behind this”.
Earlier, on 15 March the Russian foreign Ministry said that the actions of the London information and political shows, and the Prime Minister Theresa may flagrant provocation that undermines the foundations of normal inter-state dialogue.
14 March, Prime Minister of great Britain announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats 23. She has formally accused Moscow of attempted murder of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, and also announced the suspension of all bilateral contacts with Russia. Moscow promised to retaliate.
Skripal and his daughter Julia was found unconscious on the street in early March. They were poisoned with nerve agent.
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