Zakharova called Bellingcat «drain tool»

© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fatabonapicallo the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova. Archival photoZakharova called Bellingcat «drain tool»© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye the image Bank

The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called British project Bellingcat «drain tool».

«For example, Bellingcat. And who told you this information? Information is passed either official representatives or official structures, official bodies, or it becomes the result of investigative journalism. What is Bellingcat? Is the media? This is, forgive me, drain tool,» she said in the «Right to know» on channel «TV Center».

She also noted that «in six months everything that makes the UK – it is not official statements, people are not coming out openly to the international community and having the courage to make such statements, based on leaks to the media».

The Bellingcat project, previously published did not have a confirming material previously reported that the suspect London of involvement in the «case Skrypalia» Ruslan Bashirov «actually» is allegedly a GRU Colonel named Anatoly Chapiha. Later, the project reported that the suspect London of involvement in the «case Skrypalia» Alexander Petrov is alleged by a military doctor GRU named Alexander Mishkin.

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. 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. 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.

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.

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. 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.

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, in particular, on the basis of their evaluations of information, and not confirmed facts.Zakharova called Bellingcat «drain tool»© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Policysite white thread