Zakharova: the UK is engaged in black PR against Russia in the case Skripal


MOSCOW, March 25. /TASS/. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called the actions of the UK in the case Skripal “anti-advertising world scale” in relation to Russia. She stated this on air of the program “Sunday evening” on TV channel “Russia 1”, noting that in the UK there is no evidence that London could cover his version of what happened in Salisbury.

“That now makes UK – a black PR and publicity world scale”, – said Zakharov, “What we see today? This colossal failure from the point of view of the texture: well, just that there is no evidence that London was able to hide behind”.

“Not to prove, she said. – Cover”. Foreign Ministry spokesman also noted that British leadership is betting on wide consolidation foreign resources.

“Now the only one who can save both Theresa may, and in principle the UK, I mean the political establishment is world support. First and foremost they are partners in the European Union and NATO”, – has explained Zaharova attempt of great Britain to enlist the solidarity of the allies.

Zakharova said that the Russian Ambassador to the UK receives from the British foreign illiterate replies to queries and notes of the Russian side in the case Skripal.

“At the moment the Russian Ambassador in London receives only replies. Moreover, these replies are absolutely illiterate”, she said.

“Surprised by the level of work the British side. A huge role is played here by rush and a complete lack of coordination inside – two”, – commented on the actions of the British foreign Ministry Zakharova.

According to her, the ties between Britain and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) purposefully kept secret by the British party to possible manipulation of information in the case Skripal. “The interaction that goes between London and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, even it’s sealed. That is what is happening there, we know, by leaks in mass media”, – said Zakharov.

“What are these leaks? On the one hand, there is information about the fact that London is cooperating with the international organization . This should bring up some trust in what officials say Britain. But on the other hand, information is unofficial, that is, it can always continue to adjust,” – said Zakharov.

The diplomat also noted that, according to leaks in the British press, representatives of the OPCW allegedly received access Scriply. “And as representatives of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons qualified, who to them is who they showed? It Skrypali? It’s people like Sripala?” she commented this information.

Relations between Russia and Britain escalated on the background of the incident that occurred March 4 in Salisbury, where the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, sentenced in Russia for espionage in favour of great Britain, his daughter Julia has been, according to the British side, effects of nerve agents. Later London made a statement that this substance was supposedly developed in Russia, and on this basis accused Moscow of involvement in the incident.

The Russian side has categorically denied all the speculation, arguing that programmes such substances neither in the USSR nor in Russia did not exist. Without presenting any evidence, London deported 23 of a Russian diplomat and expressed other anti-Russian measures, after which Moscow retaliated by sending out RF the same number of employees of the British Embassy, instructing to close the Consulate General of Bulgaria in Saint-Petersburg and to stop the activities of the British Council in Russia.

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