MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. Analysis of the case of poisoning ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia suggests the possible involvement of British intelligence. This is stated in a statement on Wednesday statement, the Russian foreign Ministry.
The neglect of the right
“The British authorities systematically demonstrate the inability to provide security on its territory of Russian citizens, – stated in dipvedomstva. – Egregious examples of this are, in particular, the poisoning of the former FSB agent, Alexander Litvinenko, the death under mysterious circumstances of Russian businessmen Badri Patarkatsishvili and Alexander Perepilichny, the mysterious “suicide” of Boris Berezovsky and strangulation of his business partner Nikolai Glushkov and finally the attempt on the life and health of Sergei Skripal and Julia Skripal”.
In the latter case, London, celebrated in Moscow, disregarded all the norms of international law, ethics and common sense.
“Not without proof and not even making any specific picture of what happened in London has accused Russia of poisoning their own citizens, catapulted and has never been used we have the name of the chemical, launched a massive political and media campaign, – noted in the Ministry. – Inspired by the groundless expulsion of Russian diplomats from a number of countries and missions to international organizations, announced a range of other sanctions measures. Our legal requirements to provide samples of the applied substances were ignored”.
The investigation in Russia
The investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, reminded the foreign Ministry on 16 March opened a criminal case upon attempt at a premeditated murder of Julia Skripal and prepared the request of the British side. “You would expect from a London specific interaction within our ongoing law enforcement investigation,” – noted in the Ministry.
The behavior of the British authorities in Moscow raises many questions: the population of the UK is “kept in the dark about the key points of this announced pose a serious threat to the incident is unknown total number of victims”. “Hushed up information about the activities located near Salisbury secret laboratory in Porton Down, where, as everyone knows, were carried out works on creation of chemical weapons, the statement reads. – Hiding information held on the eve of the poisoning Skrobala data center in cooperation with the British military’s annual exercise “Toxic dagger”, during which were worked out the methods of combating chemical and biological contamination”.
The British security services
As noted in the Russian foreign Ministry, worldwide efforts of London “, the campaign for the formation of an absolute presumption of guilt of Russia”. “There is a conscious, deliberate escalation of the confrontation, a show of force at the Russian border. The obvious line is to counter politico-diplomatic interaction with objective and comprehensive review of the incident in Salisbury”. – stressed in dipvedomstva.
“Analysis of the totality of the circumstances indicates a lack of interest by the British authorities to clarify the true motives and identify the perpetrators of the crime in Salisbury and leads us to believe about the possible involvement of UK intelligence services”, – said in a statement.
“If the Russian side is not provided compelling evidence to the contrary, we will assume that we are dealing with the attempt on the life of our fellow citizens in the largest political provocation, – said in the Ministry. – The burden of proof in this story lies with the British side.”