MOSCOW, 7 June. /TASS/. In the case of family Skripal Russia should have access to the Russian citizens and to participate fully in the investigation. Such opinion the President of Russia Vladimir Putin stated, answering a question during a “Straight line”.
“We would like to give us access at least to our citizens, and Julia [Skripal] in this case, and given the opportunity to fully participate in the investigation,” – said Putin.
The head of state stressed that until the moment these conditions are not fulfilled, the Russian side it is difficult to comment on that so the situation with the family Skripal for Russia and how to respond to such accusations.
The Russian leader said that, in his opinion, it is impossible to speak about the use of chemical warfare agents. “If, as you claim in Britain against these people was used a chemical warfare agent, these people would have died in minutes or seconds on the spot, – said the President. – This, thank God, did not happen, then we are dealing with something else”.