The foreign office does not inform the Russian Embassy, is it true the «leak» to the media, said Yakovenko

© AP Photo / PA/Kirsty O Appolosa of the Russian Federation to the UK Alexander Yakovenko. Archival photoThe foreign office does not inform the Russian Embassy, is it true the «leak» to the media, said Yakovenko© AP Photo / PA/Kirsty O’connor

The British foreign office did not notify the Embassy of the Russian Federation, valid or not leaks to the British media associated with Russian Affairs, said at a press conference on Friday, the Russian Ambassador in London Alexander Yakovenko.

Noting that the British government is «unconstructive position» and ignored requests for Embassy-related incident in Salisbury, by the death of the former Deputy Director of «Aeroflot» Nikolay Glushkov, the Embassy noted that he has to be content with «leaks» in the media.

«The foreign Ministry does not inform us whether these leaks,» said the Ambassador. «When the British media appear to «authorities», «sources», is that fake news?» — said Yakovenko, noting that the British side leaves this question unanswered.

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 Prosecutor’s office of Britain 5 Sep has charged two citizens of the Russian Federation Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirova accusations under four articles, including attempted murder of a former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, and a British policeman nick Bailey. British Prime Minister Theresa may, without proof, claims that the suspects are employees of the GRU. According to the newspaper the Telegraph, the British investigators have established the identity of the third suspect allegedly involved in the poisoning Skrobala.

In an interview with RT and Sputnik Petrov and Bashirov said, in particular, that visited Salisbury as tourists, knew nothing about Skipala and work in the fitness industry. According to Bocharova, Salisbury is a tourist town with its famous Cathedral, and on March 4 in Salisbury, they toured local attractions. The chief editor of the channel and the Agency Margarita Simonyan, what business they wanted to complete, Petrov and Bashirov said that he wanted to see the sights: Salisbury Cathedral and old Sarum.

Earlier Bellingcat published an article which contains «information that, under «database FMS», Petrov and Bocharov were agents of GRU». The Deputy head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Zubov said that «in the FMS there are no divisions subordinated to the GRU or anyone else.» He added that from the database of the migration service it is impossible to understand whether one is in the GRU. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova also criticized the met material of the project.

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.

Nikolai Glushkov, was sentenced in absentia in Russia to eight years in prison for embezzlement at Aeroflot, and died in London six months ago — on the night of March 13. Scotland Yard, at first saying that he believes the man’s death «unexplained», later announced that Glushkov died from strangulation and that the incident qualified as murder. The Investigative Committee of Russia declared excitation of criminal case upon murder in London Glushkov. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Moscow will not tolerate attempts of London to classify the investigation of the murder Glushkov and urged London to substantive and responsible interaction with Russian law enforcement bodies.

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