MOSCOW, 5 July. /TASS/. The Kremlin is unaware of any visits to Moscow in connection with the incident in Amesbury. This was stated to journalists the press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.
“I am not aware that any complaints [of great Britain to the Russian Federation in connection with the incident] was,” he said.
Thus a press-the Secretary called called the disturbing news of another poisoning in the UK.
“This is very disturbing news, of course, it is of deep concern that this has multiple manifestations in the UK,” he said. “We wish them [the victims] recovery,” – said the representative of the Kremlin.
Peskov also said that after a similar incident in Salisbury, Russia proposed to great Britain to conduct a joint investigation, but received no response. “Unfortunately, reciprocity these references are not found”, – he stated.
Commenting on the appeal of Deputy interior Minister of the UK Ben Wallace in an interview to Sky News to Russia to share the alleged information about the use of nerve agents on British territory, Peskov reiterated that Russia “has proposed a joint investigation.” “This proposal is on the agenda, it was made long ago and, unfortunately, the British side does not show interest in such proposals,” – said the representative of the Kremlin.
Answering the question whether Moscow can provide data to London even in the face of refusal of the British side of the joint investigation, Peskov said: “this (provision of information) and there is a joint investigation.” “Do you know what questions were asked to the British side – some specific issues related to the investigation of what happened in Salisbury or now, the British side was not asked,” said the press Secretary of the Russian President.
Salisbury and Amesbury
According to militiamen, in the evening of 30 June, 44-year-old woman and 45-year-old man who lived together, was found unconscious at his home in Amesbury and was then taken to the hospital of the nearby town of Salisbury, where he is now in critical condition. As stated on Wednesday at a briefing with journalists the head of the counter-terrorism unit of Scotland Yard nil Base, they suffered from contact with nerve substance “Beginner”, which was used in the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in March of this year.
4 Mar 66-year-old Skripal, sentenced in Russia for espionage in favour of great Britain, and his 33-year-old daughter had 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.