The Kremlin responded with Theresa may on the charges in the case Skrobala

The Kremlin responded with Theresa may on the charges in the case Skrobala

The British Prime Minister had earlier said that the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel approved in Russia on “high level”.


Allegations that senior management was involved in the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, is unacceptable. This was stated press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, answering thus to the Prime Minister of the UK Theresa may.

Yesterday, Mrs may spoke of the involvement of the top Russian leadership — we reiterate that neither the top leadership nor the leadership of a lower rank, no official representatives had and have nothing to do with events in Salisbury. This can not be and speeches — any idea on this matter or charges are not valid.Dmitry Pescovitz Secretary of the President of Russia

In order to ensure that the Russian authorities had legal grounds to validate the identity of citizens who are suspects in the case of poisoning Skrobala, you must appeal to the British side, said the spokesman. “There is a common practice, and from the very beginning the Russian side proposed cooperation in the investigation of the circumstances [of poisoning]. The British side refused that,” reminded Sands.

Commenting on the statement of London about the senselessness of sending requests to Russia, which does not extradite its citizens to other countries, Peskov confirmed that “the position of London really is that it makes no sense”.

This is probably the main phrase. But if they don’t see the point, here we can only regret.Dmitry Pescovitz Secretary of the President of Russia

The day before, on 5 September, the UK announced the names of the suspects in the poisoning Sripala is Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov. Charge them, predyavlyaet four counts: conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, possession and use of nerve agents “Beginner”, and grievous bodily harm. According to British prosecutors, Petrov and Bashirov on the territory of Russia; it is possible that they used pseudonyms. The Ministry said that is not going to appeal to Russia with the extradition request because the Russian Constitution does not allow extradition of its citizens.

On the same day, Mei said that the suspects belong to “Russian military intelligence, known as GRU.” She noted that they received the order to “high level” of the Russian leadership. In this respect Britain would be in favour of expanding the existing European regime of sanctions against Moscow, she added.