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Russian Prosecutor General’s Office received no inquiries from UK over Skripal case

October 23, 2018, 14:00 UTC+3 MOSCOW

the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office repeatedly sent inquires to the UK, getting no response

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MOSCOW, October 23. /TASS/. The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has not received a single inquiry from the United Kingdom over Sergei and Yulia Skripal’s poisoning, said spokesman for the Prosecutor General’s Office Alexander Kurennoi.

"Britain explained recently that it did not send any information on the Skripal case, as the Prosecutor General’s Office did not respond to their inquiry. I want to say that no inquiry from the United Kingdom came," he said in an interview on the Efir internet channel of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

Kurennoi noted that the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office repeatedly sent inquires to the UK, but no response was received.

On March 4, former Russian intelligence officer and convicted British spy Sergei Skripal, aged 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were allegedly poisoned with a nerve agent, according to British investigators. Later, London stated that this agent was designed in Russia and blamed Moscow for being behind the incident based on this assumption. The Russian side refuted all accusations, saying that neither the Soviet Union, nor Russia had any programs for developing this agent. Experts from the British military chemical laboratory in Porton Down failed to identify the origin of the agent that poisoned the Skripals.

As a result of the sparked diplomatic scandal, some Western countries decided to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats "in solidarity" with the UK, to which Moscow responded with mirror measures based on the principle of mutuality.

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