The Russian foreign Ministry: the purpose of the report on the case of Litvinenko to discredit the Russian leadership

The Russian foreign Ministry: the purpose of the report on the case of Litvinenko to discredit the Russian leadership


MOSCOW, January 21. The aim of the report London in the case of Litvinenko to discredit Russia and Russian leadership. This was announced on Thursday the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

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“The result of fifteen years of backstage, which was chaired by seemingly professional judges, was to be quite expected, – said Zakharov. No innovation we have not seen. This is a logical outcome of a quasi-judicial process”.

“One goal – to discredit Russia, the representatives of the Russian leadership,” she said.

“Our colleagues are engaged in the theater of the absurd, all developed around a “public” investigation – although, this is not the theatre of the absurd and the theatre of shadows – it all happened behind the scenes, was classified everything, – the diplomat said. – The use of such methods makes one doubt the objectivity and impartiality of the report”.

A dangerous precedent

Use the British side of the legal mechanisms in the political games created a dangerous precedent, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in connection with the publication in Britain of the report of the Chairman of the “public investigation” of the circumstances surrounding the death of Alexander Litvinenko.

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“The actions of the British side said it set a dangerous precedent of using domestic legal mechanisms for politically motivated and opaque, not transparent investigation with predetermined results, thus completely replacing objective of the trial and making normal judicial process just some custom politicized farce”.

The official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry recalled that “the Russian side repeatedly expressed interest in an objective and unbiased investigation of causes of death not only to Litvinenko, but Russian citizens (and a lot of them), which under different circumstances, including very strange, has regularly died and continue to die in the UK”.

“This is evidenced by the fact that the rights of an interested party in a public coroner’s investigation, which was conducted in accordance with the British legislation in the UK, was actively involved Russia’s Investigative Committee”, – noted the diplomat.

“As you know, is a notorious “public investigation” was launched after the suspension of a coroner’s inquest, which, apparently, did not give the British authorities the desired result, she continued. – RF IC was forced to cancel his participation in the “public investigation” solely by reason of its non-transparency and the inevitable politicization of the judicial process”.

“In the end, our expectations were fully justified, – concluded Zakharov. The process was opaque, hidden, most secret, and, of course, politicized.”

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation “will find the words”

The Russian Ambassador in London summoned to the foreign Ministry of the UK, find the right words about the farce in the case of Litvinenko, I’m sure an official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.

“I think that (the Russian Ambassador in London) Alexander Yakovenko will find all the right words to tell our colleagues about the attitude to this farce, – said Maria Zakharova. – Also, we will expand our point of view to British diplomats in the near future, in Moscow such meetings will also be held”.

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