Sobchak fears that the reaction of the London business Skripal will affect ordinary Russians


MOSCOW, March 15. /TASS/. The candidate in presidents of Russia from party “the Civil initiative” Ksenia Sobchak has expressed concern that the reaction of London to the situation surrounding the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, could negatively affect ordinary Russians and not just particular officials.

According to the presenter, the decision of the British government on the measures against Russia in connection with the case Skripal is political.

“This is a very hard decision Theresa may. And I’m sorry that in addition to penalties for specific officials will be punished the Russian people: people who just go to go to the UK to get visas, to travel, to get education,” she told reporters on Thursday following the meeting with supporters.

“I’m against it, I think it’s wrong that people should suffer because of political games”, – said Sobchak.

A former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, who was convicted for spying for British intelligence, and his daughter Julia suffered March 4 in Salisbury, exposure to nerve agents. Prime Minister Theresa may, accusing Russia of “unlawful use of force” in the Kingdom, announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats and other measures against Russia. The Russian side has categorically denied any involvement in the incident and announced the adoption of retaliatory steps in the near future.

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