The Embassy of the Russian Federation accused the US of putting pressure on the investigation of the incident in Salisbury

LONDON, August 10. /TASS/. Unsubstantiated claims of great Britain against Russia in connection with the incident in Salisbury and the introduction of sanctions the United States put brutal pressure on the investigation. On Friday said the Russian Embassy in London.

“Statements by the British authorities about the involvement of Russia to the incident in Salisbury, as well as American sanctions without any evidence are providing a rough pressure on the ongoing investigation. Perhaps that is why the public does not know about the results, as the investigation may disagree with the political statements in the UK and USA”, – is spoken in the widespread communique.

In the Russian Embassy pointed out that “the United States, as in the case of expulsion of diplomats, came the official London to the aid of a double play in a situation when the British authorities could not present neither Russia nor the international community no evidence of the accusations against Russia for the incident in Salisbury”. “It seems that the US has exhausted the excuses for the introduction of new sanctions against Russia. In the course are already references to classified information that no one will ever be able to verify or publicly presented in court,” – said the Embassy of the Russian Federation.

On Wednesday it became known that the U.S. administration from August 22 plans to impose sanctions against Russia because of the attributed to her involvement in the poisoning March 4, ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in Salisbury. As noted earlier, state Department spokesman, after 90 days, us authorities will make a decision about the introduction of a second package of sanctions against Moscow, depending on whether it is a number put to her conditions. Russia has repeatedly denied allegations of his involvement in the incident with Kripalani.