The poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal UK uses for political purposes. About the speaker of the Ministry of foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova said today at the briefing, the transcript of which was published by the website of the foreign Ministry.
«We certainly saw and continue to monitor the «performance», which was organized and continues to play out British politicians for political purposes and to representatives of the political establishment within the country,» she said.
The speaker of the Russian foreign Ministry criticized London for the lack of responses from Moscow.
«As you can get at least some information when the Minister of foreign Affairs Boris Johnson, the defense Minister Gavin Williamson, the Prime-Minister Theresa may not communicate with Russian representatives, and recite political slogans exclusively in the Parliament of their own country?» – rejected it.
Zakharova also commented on the publication on Twitter of the British Embassy in Russia, where Moscow is thanked for the disclosure of information from the briefing the Ambassador on the case Skripal.
«Can you imagine? Four diplomatic notes no one answered. Status of Russian citizens, no one is notified. We weren’t given any information. Such behavior is motivated by the fact that they do not consider it necessary to deal with the Russian side. Twitter and thanked us. This is cynicism to the extreme degree!» she said.
4 March 2018 66-year-old Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia was hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning in British Salisbury.
The investigation revealed that during the attack was used that was developed in Russia, a nerve agent, Novichok. Prime Minister Theresa may has demanded from the Kremlin to explain what had happened until the evening of March 13, otherwise London would take an incident of unlawful use of force by Russia against great Britain.
The UK position was supported by the government of France, USA, Germany, Australia and other countries.
Moscow has refused to answer the ultimatum of London, and demanded to give her samples of the substance that poisoned Skrobala.
March 14, the British authorities announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats 23, and the suspension of the planned bilateral contacts with Russia. March 17, Russia declared a persona non grata 23 British diplomats.
After Britain the Russian diplomats sent to about 30 countries. A number of countries have withdrawn from Russia their ambassadors for consultations.
NATO also withdraws the accreditation of seven Russian representatives to the Alliance.
Zakharova called «performance» the actions of the UK in the Skripal 30.03.2018