Zakharova called failure may British a presentation on Salisbury for foreign ambassadors


MOSCOW, March 27. /TASS/. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called the failure of Prime Minister Theresa may presentation of six slides, which was presented to foreign ambassadors to Russia in a closed briefing in the Embassy of great Britain in Moscow. Presentation published by the newspaper “Kommersant”.

“Well, that’s all! Kommersant got hold of those secret materials on the basis of which the US and the EU took the decision to expel Russian diplomats, while agreeing with the charges of the London to Russia about the alleged involvement in the “case Skrypalia”, – Zakharov wrote on Tuesday in Facebook.

“It is the failure of Theresa may. The largest uncovered manipulation of world public opinion, which involved the UK authorities. On the basis of six pictures taken decisions of state responsibility in the chemical attack,” – said the representative of the foreign Ministry.

Presentation of six slides mostly consists of already widespread media of information. The first slide is a title page, the second is the chronology of events occurred in Salisbury. In the third and fourth contains short information about nerve gas. It is argued that to produce that chemical weapons could only Russia, gives information about its effects in humans.

The fifth slide is a listing of all that Britain blames Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing, the intervention in the US presidential election and the attempted coup in Montenegro. In conclusion describes the measures that the UK has already taken or plans to take against Russia.

Information from USA

Informed on the information sheet of the UK in an interview with TASS, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman. In response to the question about the evidence of Russia’s involvement in the case Skripal he cited is not yet published at the time the document is presented by the British side.

“They conducted a very thorough investigation of this incident, even produced a handout,” said the huntsman. He said that the information sheet “presents very compelling evidence”.

Case Skripal

4 Mar 66-year-old Skripal, sentenced in Russia for espionage in favour of great Britain, and his 33-year-old daughter Julia has been in Salisbury, 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 has taken retaliatory steps in returning from Russia, a similar number of staff 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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