Kurt Volker commented on the interview with Mr. Petrov and Bocharovym

CC BY 2.0 / U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine / Kurt VolkerСпецпредставитель of the US state Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker. Archival photoKurt Volker commented on the interview with Mr. Petrov and BocharovymCC BY 2.0 / U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine / Kurt Volker

Special representative of State Department of Ukraine Kurt Volker commented on the interview with Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov, which London suspects of involvement in the case Skrobala.

Interview Bashirova and Petrov RT and Sputnik released on Thursday. Editor in chief of RT and international news AGENCY «Russia today» Margarita Simonyan said earlier that the men went out on her own by calling on the mobile phone. In an interview they said that their trip to Salisbury was a tourist, they knew nothing about Skrobala. In addition Bashirov and Petrov stressed that it is not connected with the Main intelligence Agency and working in the fitness industry.

«I am very glad that Russia has not lost his sense of humor», — transfers words of the special representative to the Agency UNN.

Poisoning Skrobala

In Salisbury the fourth of March poisoned former GRU officer Sergei Skripal, who was convicted earlier in Russia for gosudarstvennoy treason, and his daughter Julia. The incident provoked an international scandal. London claims that the poisoning Skrobala substance a-234, which in the Western media glorified as a «Newbie» involved in Moscow. Russia, in turn, is categorically denied.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the case of poisoning Sripala 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 Moscow access to the investigation affected the Russians, and also with the request on legal assistance and cooperation proposals, including joint investigation, but London did not respond to them.

In March, the then British foreign Secretary Boris Johnson claimed that evidence of the guilt of Moscow «staggering». The charges turned out to be false: the head of the secret laboratory of the 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 foreign office on the same day, acknowledged that the conclusion about Russian involvement in the poisoning Skrobala were made, in particular, on the basis of their evaluations of information, and not confirmed facts.

New charges

Prosecutors in Britain the fifth of November 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 says the suspects were working for the GRU.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs, 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. Russian Prosecutor General’s office has expressed its intention to cooperate with British colleagues in this matter and expects to receive evidence of alleged involvement of two Russians to the incident.

Kurt Volker commented on the interview with Mr. Petrov and Bocharovym© Infographical terrible toxic substances

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