Putin asked the two «suspects» in the case Skrobala to talk to the media

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin speaks at the plenary session of the far East: expanding the limits of IV international economic forum. 12 Sep 2018Putin asked the two «suspects» in the case Skrobala to talk to the media© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the two suspects to London on business Skrobala to come forward and talk to the media.

«I would like to ask them that they heard us today, let them come somewhere in the media»,- Putin said at the plenary session at the Eastern economic forum.

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.

The Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that «it Skripal» is crumbling before our eyes due to the lack of any evidence against Russia. The Russian foreign Ministry has sent to the foreign office about 60 diplomatic notes with the requirement to provide Russia access to the investigation, the affected citizens of the Russian Federation, and also with the request on legal assistance and cooperation proposals, including joint investigation, but the British authorities did not respond to them.

In March, the then head of the British foreign Minister Boris Johnson claimed that evidence of the guilt of Moscow «staggering». The accusations proved to be false: the head of the clandestine laboratories UK Ministry of defense later stated that the experts were unable to identify the source of origin of the substance, as claimed by the British side, was poisoned Skrypali. The British foreign Ministry on the same day, acknowledged that the conclusion about the involvement of the Russian Federation to the poisoning Skrobala were made including on the basis of their evaluations of information, and not confirmed facts.

The Prosecutor’s office of Britain 5 Sep has charged two Russian citizens — Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirova, accusations under four articles, including attempted murder of a British police Skipala and nick Bailey. British Prime Minister Theresa may claims that the suspects are employees of the GRU. The Russian foreign Ministry, commenting on the indictments, said that published the names and photographs of suspects Russia nothing to say, and the investigation of such a serious crime requires a rigorous analysis and close cooperation between law enforcement agencies of the two countries. The Prosecutor General’s office intends to cooperate with British law enforcement authorities on this matter and expects to receive evidence of the possible involvement of Russian citizens.

Fourth Eastern economic forum will be held at the site of the far Eastern Federal University campus on the Russian island on September 11-13. MIA «Russia today» is the General media partner of the event.

Putin asked the two «suspects» in the case Skrobala to talk to the mediaIV international economic forum

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