The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova
MOSCOW, April 29. / TASS /. The Russian Foreign Ministry intends not to ignore the investigation into the case of the poisoning in Britain of former Colonel GRU Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia, since Moscow has something to inform the public about this incident. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova on Sunday in the air of the program "Sunday evening with Vladimir Solovyov" on the channel "Russia 1".
World reaction to the conflict between Russia and Britain around the case of Skripal
"British journalists fell silent one day, as if, let’s speak openly, came the order to silence all. They all fell silent: there are no more cases in the British media of the Violins in general, it is not interesting; no one is looking for anyone, no one is conducting any investigations, no one is demanding photos from the British side, or video of the victims, we are told, of the victims. <…> There is no such thing in the information space. Undoubtedly, the SC of the Russian Federation, the Russian embassy in the UK and the Foreign Ministry will please the news from the front – we have something to tell", – said Zakharova.
On March 4, 66-year-old former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal, convicted in Russia for espionage in favor of Britain, and his 33-year-old daughter Julia were exposed in Salisbury, according to the British side, to the effects of a nerve agent. Later, London issued a statement that this substance was allegedly being developed in Russia, and on this basis accused Moscow of involvement in the incident. The Russian side categorically rejected all speculation on this score.
The victims have now left the coma – Sergei Skripal, according to the Salisbury Hospital, continues to be in the hospital, his condition improves, while his daughter was discharged and restored to an unnamed location.