Britain produces measures «to counter Russian activity»

© AP Photo / Matt DunhamБританские police. Archival photoBritain produces measures «to counter Russian activity»© AP Photo / Matt Dunham

Deputy interior Minister of the UK’s Ben Wallace left the answer to the question, whether in London, new expulsion of Russian diplomats because of statements by the British authorities about the involvement of GRU to a state of emergency in Salisbury, but said the development «of several measures to counter Russia.»

In Salisbury on 4 March was poisoned, former GRU officer Sergey Skripal, who was convicted earlier in Russia for treason, and his daughter Julia, which provoked an international scandal. London believes that the poisoning Skrobala substance A234 involved in the Russian government, Moscow categorically denies it. After the incident in Salisbury London sent 23 Russian diplomat. On the expulsion of Russian diplomats then announced a number of other countries. Russia retaliated.

«We will continue to counter the hostile actions of Russia. We reserve the right to use any methods for this. Currently we are working on several measures to counteract the activity of the Russian Federation and doing everything to worsen the conditions for the work of their intelligence services,» said Wallace, asked at a hearing in Parliament to a direct question parliamentarians about will there be a new expulsion of Russian diplomats after the publication of information about suspects in the poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal.

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.

Putin on suspects in the «case Skrypalia»: «We know who it is, we found them. I would like to ask them that they heard us today, let them come somewhere in the media.»
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