Chizhov: any action of the London economic nature must be agreed with the EU

MOSCOW, March 15. /TASS/. Any action of an economic nature, including the possible imposition of sanctions taken by London against Moscow, must comply with the common position of the European Union. About the same time, Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said in a broadcast Wednesday night interview with the Euronews TV channel.

“Any action of an economic nature that might be taken the British side in the period Brexit, can only be within the framework of the common position of the European Union. This also applies to those measures that can hover in the minds of British officials towards Russia”, – he said.

14 March, Prime Minister Theresa may has accused Russia of “unlawful use of force against” her country in connection with the case of the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. She reported that of the Kingdom will be sent to 23 Russian diplomat. They were given a week to leave the UK. However, may admitted the possibility of the loss of Moscow’s control over the inventory of the toxic substance, which was used in the attack on Skripal.

The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow has no relationship to poisoning Skripal and his daughter, and London tries to mislead the world community. Russia called on Britain not to hide the facts of this case and to provide them in accordance with formal procedures.

Skripal and his daughter Julia have been exposed to nerve agents. They were found unconscious on a bench outside the shopping centre the Maltings in Salisbury, currently they are in the hospital in critical condition. According to Mei, the poisoning occurred with created in the Soviet Union chemical warfare agents of the family “Rookie”.