Mary Zaharovitch: Cyril Kallinikov / RIA Novosti
Russia is interested in the basis on which London is working with the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) in the case Skripal without the involvement of Russia. On Saturday, March 17, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in the program “Vesti on Saturday with Sergei Brilev” on TV channel “Russia 1”.
“On what basis and to whom they passed to the OPCW? In this situation, we would like to work with the British side, I would like to understand how they work with the OPCW without the involvement of Russia. It’s impossible! And also interesting point when they say that this is a substance in the framework of “Beginner”, as they found it? Compared with what they were a sample?”, she said.
In addition, Zakharova said that any attempt by the UK to take further measures against Russia would entail a more stringent response. “Our statement says that any attempt of great Britain to take some additional measures will entail more stringent measures. This is all clearly stated”, — she said.
Previously, on 17 March, the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry said that “never in the Soviet Union, neither in Soviet times nor in the times of the Russian Federation or on the territory of the Russian Federation was not research that would have direct or codename Novichok”.
The foreign Ministry believe that the Prime Minister Theresa may, who revealed the name of the substance, specifically used “Newbie” to this is called Association with Russia.
A former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, who received asylum in the United Kingdom in 2010, and his daughter on March 4, was found unconscious in Salisbury. London has formally accused Moscow of involvement in the poisoning of the spy based on the fact that the crime scene was allegedly found traces of a substance family are “Beginner”, developed by Russia for military purposes.
The Russian side denies all charges.
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