LONDON, August 1. /TASS/. The Embassy of the Russian Federation asks questions in relation to the too fast time of the cremation of the bodies British women don Sturges, which, according to British authorities, became a victim of poisoning with nerve substance in the English town of Amesbury. About it the correspondent of TASS said a source in the Russian diplomatic mission.
According to the source, “the hasty cremation of don Sturges precluded any further investigation in the case, if, say, there will be new circumstances that would require re-analysis or re-verification of primary data” on the causes of death of British nationals.
“This is not a cause for concern, as the British authorities continue to keep an active line at the destruction of any significant physical evidence, or otherwise associate by themselves with poisoning family Skrobala in Salisbury”, – said a diplomatic source.
44-year-old don Sturges and her 45-year-old companion Charles Rowley June 30, was hospitalized in Amesbury in critical condition. Later, the employee of Scotland Yard, in charge of the investigation, made with the assumption that they were poisoned as a Novice, the same nerve substance, which in March in the nearby town of Sosbee was poisoned by a former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, sentenced in Russia for espionage in favour of great Britain, and his daughter Julia.
8 July it became known that Sturges died in hospital, while Rowley July 20, was discharged from the hospital. On Monday, July 30, Rowley attended the memorial service for Sturgis, which was held in the chapel of the crematorium in Salisbury.
According to British side, March 4 Skrypali were in Salisbury to combat effects of nerve agent family “Rookie”. The UK government made a statement that Russia, with high probability involved 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. Subsequently, Gary Aitkenhead said that experts from the headed by him military lab was unable to determine the origin of the substance, which was poisoned Skrypali.