London will not be able to apply sanctions against Russia to Brexit, write media

© AP Photo / Matt DunhamСотрудник intelligence is Rolleston street in SalisburyLondon will not be able to apply sanctions against Russia to Brexit, write media© AP Photo / Matt Dunham

London will not be able to enter against Moscow sanctions in connection with the case Skrobala, while the UK will leave the EU, reports the Telegraph.

Deputy interior Minister of the UK on security issues Ben Wallace clarified that we are talking about adopted by Parliament in may, «Magnitsky amendment», which is included in the law «On sanctions and measures against the laundering of money.» Its provisions allow the British authorities to impose sanctions against «violators of human rights».

According to Wallace, the amendment could not be applied, «while Britain does not come from the EU». The new law will allow London to create a separate Brussels from the mechanism of application of sanctions.

The official did not specify when exactly the «Magnitsky amendment» will apply: March 29, 2019, the UK will formally withdraw from the European Union, or at the end of the transition period, which will last until 31 December 2020.

Poisoning in Salisbury

Former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia was poisoned in early March in British Salisbury. London has accused Moscow, which denies any involvement.

Russian authorities have repeatedly stated about the readiness to conduct a joint investigation, but London has refused Moscow access to poisoned in Salisbury. In addition, Russian diplomats have accused the British Prime Minister Theresa may in a lie. She claimed that a toxic substance was created in Russia, but experts laboratory Porton Down is denied.

The British side is also published photos of the alleged suspects in the poisoning in Salisbury. British authorities say that two officers of the GRU — Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov. However, they told in interview to the editor of Sputnik and RT Margarita Simonyan, visited Britain for tourist purposes, not connected with the Russian special services and are irrelevant to the case Skrobala.

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