USA in the UN security Council: Russia is responsible for poisoning SkripalNikki Haley / Photo: flickr.com/photos/unisgeneva
In Russia to “surrender” does not agree
At an emergency meeting of the UN security Council by the US permanent representative in the organization, Nikki Haley said that Russia is responsible for the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal in Britain. It is reported by Voice of America.
“The US believes that Russia is responsible for assaulting 2 people in the UK with the use of combat toxic substances”, – she said.
Haley also urged Russia to cooperate with the investigation conducted by the UK, and provide information about its chemical weapons program.
In turn, the permanent representative of the Russian Federation Vasily sebenza again denied all accusations of Russian involvement in the poisoning Skripal and said that Moscow will not allow London to talk to themselves in the language of ultimatums.
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“We in the categorical form has demanded in a 24 hour period in fact admit to committing a crime and implement a full confession. We are the language of ultimatums with no one to speak, and to speak in such a tone will not allow,” he said.
The sebenza added that Britain itself has the chemical formula nerve substance “Beginner”, which was poisoned ex-spy.
“The most likely place of origin of this chemical are the countries, which from the end 90-x years and at present, intensive research is being conducted on these substances, including the UK,” – said the permanent representative of the Russian Federation.
We will remind, on March 4, former Colonel of Main intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Federation Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia was found unconscious in the British Salisbury and admitted to hospital with severe poisoning.
In 2006, Skripal was convicted in Russia for spying for British intelligence and sentenced to 13 years imprisonment. In 2010, in a major spy swap between the U.S. and Russia, he was granted asylum in the UK.
On 12 March Prime Minister of great Britain Theresa may during a speech in the British Parliament said that Russia is most likely responsible for the poisoning of the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal. According to her, the former spy was poisoned developed in the USSR nerve substance of the Novice class.
In Russia traditionally all charges deny. The Soviet chemist, Vil Mirzayanov, who is considered one of the developers of this toxic substance, stated that Russia is the only country in the world, able to produce and apply a “Newbie”.
March 14, Theresa may announced the termination of bilateral contacts in the UK with Russia at a high level. London 23 declared a Russian diplomat persona non grata and has withdrawn the invitation to the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, to visit the country. In addition, the British Ministers and members of the Royal family will not attend the world Cup in 2018 in Russia.