Foreign Minister asks U.S. and Britain to pass on “print” in the case Skripal


MOSCOW, March 27. /TASS/. The foreign Ministry requests the Embassy of the USA and the UK to provide information from print, the British side of the case from the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in Salisbury. This was stated on Tuesday by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“After this interview (the U.S. Ambassador, Jon Huntsman TASS and Kommersant – approx. TASS), I appeal to the Embassy of the United States and the UK in Moscow with the request to send to the foreign Ministry the information they send to each other as “evidence”, but did not convey to the Russian side and did not publicize – wrote Zakharova in Facebook. – What is the “printout with the overview of the incident” that proves government involvement in this terrible crime?”

As reported on Monday, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman, the British side has circulated a briefing for foreign diplomats in Moscow printout in case of poisoning Skripal. “You should pay attention to the information which published the British side, – the diplomat said. They prepared very good and convincing review of this incident, comparing it with similar cases in the past. It was the printout that was distributed [the British Embassy]”.

Zakharov asked the question: “based On what evidence the US has adopted a decision on “guilt” of Russia?” “If the materials were transferred to the EU and the United States, why are they not made public? And most importantly: why decisions have been made without any reference to the court or the investigation?” – pay attention to her.

On 26 March the United States announced the expulsion of from 60 Russian diplomats (46 people from the Embassy in Washington, two of the Consulate General in new York, another 12 employees of the permanent mission to the UN declared persona non grata), and the closure of the Consulate General of Russia in Seattle. In turn, Germany, Canada, Poland and France sent four of the diplomat, Lithuania and the Czech Republic – three, Albania, Denmark, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands – two, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Norway, Romania, Finland, Croatia, Sweden and Estonia one by one, while Ukraine has decided to expel 13 of the Russians. This coordinated action happened on the background of the incident with the poisoning Skripal and his daughter, what is the number of countries in the West accuses Moscow. The Russian foreign Ministry has said that an unfriendly act on the part of these countries will not remain unanswered.

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