Russian Ambassador: Moscow wants to check the results of the British tests on the incident in Salisbury

MOSCOW, July 19. /TASS/. The Russian side wants to be able to check the results of the analyses of the British experts on the incident in Salisbury. This was stated on Thursday to journalists the Ambassador of Russia to UK Alexander Yakovenko on the sidelines of the meeting of Russian ambassadors at the foreign Ministry.

“We want to make clear in our interaction with British law enforcement agencies want access to the investigation, I want to be able to check the results of those analyses, which were made by British experts, because today no official information about what happened in the UK, nobody in the world has,” said the diplomat.

According to British side, the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia on March 4, has been in the English city of 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 on this, arguing that programmes such substances neither in the USSR nor in Russia did not exist. Subsequently, the head of the military laboratory at Porton Down Gary Aitkenhead said that British experts are unable to determine the origin of matter, which was poisoned.