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Russian embassy: London ignores Moscow's questions on Skripal case

April 06, 17:03 UTC+3 LONDON

On March 4, former Russian military intelligence Colonel Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were exposed to a nerve agent in the city of Salisbury

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LONDON, April 6. /TASS/. The United Kingdom continues to dodge answering Russia’s questions about the Skripal case and keeps on refusing from cooperating with Moscow in the investigation of that case, the Russian embassy in London said on Friday.

"Russia answered all the questions and has been from the very beginning calling to be given a possibility to cooperate with the investigators. It is the United Kingdom that is dodging answering our questions (there are more than 40 of them, with new ones surfacing every day) and cooperating on this probe," an embassy spokesman said.

On March 4, former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, 66, who had been earlier sentenced in Russia for spying for the UK, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on a bench near the Maltings shopping center in Salisbury, UK. Police said they had been exposed to a nerve agent.

Later, London claimed that the toxin of Novichok-class had been allegedly developed in Russia. With that, the UK rushed to accuse Russia of being involved, while failing to produce any evidence. Moscow refuted the accusations that it had participated in the incident and points out that neither the Soviet Union nor Russia have ever done research into that toxic chemical.

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