The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
The Russian foreign Ministry called the statement of the British Prime Minister Theresa may about the responsibility of Russia for the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury “unprecedented crude provocation” and threatened swift retaliatory measures. This is stated in the statement of the foreign Ministry.
“The Prime Minister of great Britain Tony Mei in Parliament on 14 March concerning measures of “punishment” of Russia under the false pretext of alleged involvement in the poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter regard as unprecedented blatant provocation, undermining the foundations of normal bilateral dialogue between our countries”, – stated in the message.
The foreign Ministry said that they consider categorically unacceptable 23 expulsion of Russian diplomats from Britain, calling it “a serious worsening of relations”.
The Russian authorities are convinced that the British authorities unleash a “sweeping anti-Russian campaign.”
“Of course our retaliatory measures will not keep itself waiting” – said in a statement the Russian foreign Ministry.
March 2, Mei said that it is “very likely” that Moscow is responsible for the poisoning in Britain of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. According to Mei, they were poisoned with nerve substance developed in Russia. The Prime Minister gave Russia the day to provide their explanations.
The Russian foreign Ministry stressed that Moscow will not respond to the ultimatum of London until until she will be given samples of chemicals that poisoned Skripal.
Today, 14 March, the UK will initiate an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the case Skripal.
NATO expressed solidarity with Britain in the case of the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and urged Russia to respond to the questions the UK, including full disclosure of the production of nerve agents that were used in the assassination of former spy of the Russian Federation.
Theresa may, speaking in Parliament, called the poisoning Skripal “unlawful use of force by the Russian government against the United Kingdom” and listed a number of measures to be taken by the British government in response to the incident, including the expulsion of Russian diplomats 23.
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