Peskov said the charges against Russian citizens involved in the Scripali case were also groundless. (Figure: Tass)
Overseas Network January 21 (Dmitry Peskov), Russian Presidential Press Secretary, said that the Kremlin opposed the EUs decision to impose new sanctions on Russia and that the accusations against Russian citizensparticipation in the Scripali case were groundless.
According to Tass News Agency, in response to the EUs readiness to impose new sanctions against several Russian citizens, including the director, deputy director and two officials of the General Staff of the Russian Army, Peskov said, We have a negative response. We are all familiar with the notorious pictures of the two citizens in Britain, Peskov said. At the same time, Britain holds many pictures of Russian citizens, but these pictures are not directly related to the incident. We dont fight about it anymore, because the facts havent changed.
One of the victims of Scripal poisoning. (Image: Visual China)
On the 21st, the European Council put nine individuals and one institution on the first list of sanctions under the new chemical weapons sanctions regime, including the Director-General, Deputy Director-General and two officials of the General Staff of the Russian Army. EU Council sources said that the sanctioned Russian personnel were related to the Salisbury incident.
On March 4 last year, former Russian agent Sergei Scripple and his daughter Ulia were poisoned in Salisbury, England. The incident triggered an international storm. Britain believed that the poisoning of Scripalis father and daughter was caused by A234 poisoning, and that Russia was related to the matter. Moscow firmly denies this.
The director of Russias Foreign Intelligence Agency said London was destroying evidence of poisoning. (Tip: American Federation)
On September 5, 2018, the Royal Public Prosecutors Office prosecuted two Russian citizens, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boschrov, on four counts of attempted murder of Scripples father and daughter and British policeman Nick Bailey. British Prime Minister Teresa May said on the same day that the two suspects were agents of the General Intelligence Service of the Russian Army. Petrov and Boschrov said in an interview with Russian TV and Russian Satellite News Agency today that they were visiting Salisbury as tourists.
Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Yang Yi_NBJ10647