MFA: Skripal remains a citizen of Russia

MFA: Skripal remains a citizen of Russia

Ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, poisoned in the British Salisbury, did not refuse the Russian citizenship. This was stated at a briefing the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, RIA “Novosti”.

“Sergei Skripal a Russian citizenship is not deprived, voluntarily out of it, as we understand it, did not come out. He has every right to communicate with the Russian consuls, and Russia has every right to communicate with him,” she said.

According to her, the Russian side should ensure the welfare of Russian citizens. At the same time, said Zakharov, the statements of the British side does not satisfy Moscow.

“Through our Embassy in London we will continue to demand the opportunity to personally communicate with Kripalani. If they don’t need our help, let the British side will give them the opportunity to tell you myself,” said foreign Ministry spokesman.

Zakharov stressed that in the current environment the situation looks like a kidnapping by the British authorities of our two citizens.