Foreign Ministry asks London to help establish the identity of the suspects in the case Skrobala

© RIA Novosti / Alex Monotonicity in photomontagist associated with poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. Archival photoForeign Ministry asks London to help establish the identity of the suspects in the case Skrobala© RIA Novosti / Alex Monotonicity the image Bank

Russia asks Britain to help in establishing the identity of the people, which London suspects of involvement in the poisoning Skipala and whose photos were published this week, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

«We need to establish who these people are, there are citizens, there are no such people. It is necessary to install. It is a question of verification. We want to do it quickly and efficiently, this brings me back to the UK (with the request. — Approx. ed.) to help in identifying these people,» she said at a briefing in Moscow.

«If Britain refuses to do so — why, we don’t understand — will have to go a longer way», — said Zakharov.

In her words, to identify people from photographs is quite difficult. «Who are these people, putting a hand to the screen, I can not (to say. — Approx. ed.). It is a question of law enforcement than they do now under the existing criminal case,» she said.

Fourth of March in Salisbury was poisoned, former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia, which triggered a major international scandal. In London said that the incident involved Russia, Moscow categorically denies it.

Russia has repeatedly offered to conduct a joint investigation of the incident, but London ignored the initiative and denied access Scriply. Also the foreign Ministry has accused the British Prime Minister Theresa may in a lie. So, she claimed that the poison was manufactured in Russia. However, in the laboratory Porton Down is denied.

Later London showed photos of two «suspects in the poisoning Skrypalia», claiming that two officers of the GRU – Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov. In Moscow said that the names of Russia «nothing to say» and once again called on Britain to move on from accusations and manipulation to cooperation.