MOSCOW, March 13. /TASS/. The Russian foreign Ministry said strong protest to the British Ambassador in Moscow, Lori Bristow in connection with the charges by the British authorities accusing Russia of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal. This was announced on Tuesday, the Russian foreign Ministry.
“March 13, the Russian foreign Ministry had summoned the British Ambassador in Moscow, Lori Bristow, said in Russian depodesta. – First Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Titov was declared a decisive protest in connection with the charges by the British authorities sweeping accusations against Russia of involvement in the poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia”.
4 Mar 66-year-old former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Julia has been exposed to an unknown nerve agent. They were found unconscious on a bench outside the shopping centre the Maltings in Salisbury, now both are in hospital in critical condition. In 2004, Skripal was arrested by the FSB and later sentenced to 13 years in prison for treason, stripped of all titles and awards. In 2010 it was transferred to the United States in the exchange of persons arrested on charges of espionage, and in the same year, former GRU Colonel settled in the UK.
12 March, Prime Minister Theresa may has accused Russia of involvement in the poisoning Skripal and his daughter, calling the incident “indiscriminate and irresponsible action against the United Kingdom”. According to her, the fighting nervously-paralytic substance was developed in Russia. In turn, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on 13 March that Moscow has nothing to poisoning Skripal and his daughter. “We have already made the statement that all this is nonsense, we have nothing to do with this idea”, – said Lavrov.