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Russian prosecutors send no new requests to London on Skripal case

December 06, 2018, 13:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Russian Prosecutor General's Office sais it has already sent "enough of them"

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MOSCOW, December 6. /TASS/.The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has not sent new requests for the United Kingdom’s legal assistance in connection with the criminal case on the Salisbury poisoning of former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, Official Spokesman Alexander Kurennoy said on Thursday.

"The deadlock has not been broken. We have not sent any new requests, but we sent enough of them," the spokesman said answering the questions of journalists on Efir TV channel of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office.

Russia’s prosecutors did not receive information on the so-called Skripal case. The UK sent only an official refusal to share this data citing security threats, Kurennoy noted. "We do not quite understand why providing information on this case could pose a threat for the UK. This is another typical case when legal issues are being politicized on purpose," he stressed.

London has not sent any requests for Russia’s legal assistance, according to the spokesman. "In this case this process is being politicized, and they do not contact us on this case. As for other issues, we continue cooperation as normal," Kurennoy said.

Britain claims that former Russian military intelligence officer convicted in Russia for spying for the UK Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were affected by a nerve gas of the Novichok class in Salisbury, England, on March 4. The British government insisted that Russia was highly likely involved in this incident. Moscow strongly dismissed all speculations on that score, saying that neither the Soviet Union nor Russia had ever had programs for making such agents. Britain’s military chemical laboratory at Porton Down has failed to establish the origin of the substance that poisoned the Skripals.

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