Moscow has accused London of violating rules of diplomatic courtesy

Moscow has accused London of violating rules of diplomatic courtesy

LONDON, Sep 4 — RIA Novosti, Maria Tobacco. The behavior of the official London in the “case Skrypalia” contrary to the canons of diplomatic relations and is “a flagrant violation of the basic norms of diplomatic courtesy,” said RIA Novosti the representative of the Russian Embassy in London.


In the English town of Salisbury on March 4, according to British authorities, was poisoned, former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia, which triggered a major international scandal. London believes that the poisoning Skrobala substance A234 involved in the Russian government, Moscow categorically denies it. The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in may, said that “it Skripal” is crumbling before our eyes due to the lack of any evidence against Russia.

Today marks exactly six months, the citizens of Russia Sergey and Yulia Skrypali was under mysterious circumstances admitted to the district hospital Salisbury. Within six months, they remain isolated under the full control of the British authorities. the representative of the Embassy

“They are out of sight of the public, in an unknown location, deprived of the opportunity of free communication and correspondence with relatives, friends, journalists and official representatives of Russia, are unable to move freely”, — said the employee of the Russian Embassy in London.

“The British authorities stubbornly continue to refuse the Embassy in direct contact with them to establish the real state of their health, living conditions, and most importantly — clarify the degree of voluntariness of what is happening with them,” he added.

11фотографий11фотографий11фотографийпо to him, the UK continues to flagrantly violate the conventions enshrined the right of Russia to communicate with its citizens, and “virtually forced imprisonment, which was subjected to Skrypali” raises questions with regard to their rights.

“In the first days after the incident, the Russian official suggested that the UK’s full cooperation. We initiated a joint investigation by law enforcement agencies, sent to London a request for legal assistance in the framework instituted in Russia the criminal case, expressed its willingness to cooperate in the framework of the established procedures of the OPCW. Over the past months, the Embassy has sent more than 70 of notes and letters to the foreign Ministry, interior Ministry, police in the UK, regularly raising the issue of Skriblah personal contacts with representatives of the foreign office”, — said the representative of the Embassy.

According to the representative of the Embassy, London ignores almost all questions, suggestions and appeals.

“Were asked dozens of questions including location of victims, symptoms of their poisoning, used by doctors treatment methods, the progress of the police investigation, the provision of the samples allegedly used substances and biomaterials, the availability of evidence that could shed light on the incident. Almost all questions, proposals and appeals were ignored,” he said.