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Russia’s Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko suggested that, accusing Moscow in the case Skripal, London has tried to make a “small victorious war”. He told the newspaper Mail on Sunday.
According to him, Prime Minister Theresa may “had planned to have a crisis to score political points at home, but this will not happen. Russia has strategic patience,” said the diplomat, adding that the way out of the situation necessary “restraint and cool head”
“Our promise is, investigate before blaming. Waving swords will not solve major problems such as Brexit, but will make a “Global Britain” less global in the event of termination of relations with Russia”, — he added.
The Russian Ambassador also noted that after the “dodgy dossier”, which justified the invasion of British troops in Iraq in 2013, complaints by London do not inspire confidence. “Britain is much more an outcast than Russia. Our history cleaner — we did not invade Iraq,” Yakovenko concluded.
14 March, Prime Minister Theresa may announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats 23. It also formally accused Moscow of attempted murder of a former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, and announced the suspension of all bilateral contacts with Russia.
Moscow, in turn, denies the charges and indicates that there was no evidence.
Skripal and his daughter Julia was found unconscious on the street in early March. They were poisoned with nerve agent.
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