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London did not provide its partners with evidence in the investigation of poisoning ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal. This information was confirmed by the foreign ambassadors, attended a special briefing at the Russian Embassy in Britain, told the RIA Novosti news Agency at the Embassy.
“Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko briefed colleagues in the diplomatic corps that the British authorities groundlessly politicized so-called “case Skrypalia” neglect their obligations under the Vienna Convention on consular relations of 1963, consciously seek to mislead the international community and to justify their actions to conceal the facts of the attack on two Russian citizens on British soil”, — reads the statement of the Embassy.
According to the Ambassador, “questions and remarks of participants of the briefing confirmed that the British side has not provided its international partners any facts on what has happened in Salisbury. This line is puzzling to the London diplomatic corps, and therefore the international community,” the statement reads.
On March 14, the UK has decided to expel 23 Russian diplomat. In response on March 17 the Russian foreign Ministry announced the 23 employees of the British Embassy in Moscow persona non grata.
On March 26, the United States declared persona non grata 60 Russian diplomats and decided to close the Consulate General in Seattle in connection with the poisoning Skripal and his daughter. Also about the expulsion of employees of diplomatic missions announced Australia, Ukraine, Canada and several European countries.
Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia was discovered unconscious in a Park in British Salisbury on 4 March. As it turned out, they were poisoned with nerve agent. London has accused Russia, Moscow rejects the allegations.
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