LONDON, May 14. /TASS/. The Russian embassy in London has addressed the British authorities with fresh a reminder it is necessary to publish the results of the probe into the poisoning of former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The embassy’s comment followed a report in The Times a group of parliament members led by Labor MP Chris Bryant accused the government of doing nothing since the Salisbury incident.
"To an extent we agree with Chris Bryant. It would be good to first publish the official results of the Salisbury probe and give us access to the Skripals," the Russian embassy said.
If the British version of the affair is to be believed, on March 4, 2018 Sergei Skripal, convicted in Russia of spying for Britain, and his daughter Yulia were affected by a Novichok class nerve agent. London claimed that Russia was highly likely involved in the incident. Moscow categorically dismissed all speculations on that score, saying that there had been no programs for developing such a substance either in the Soviet Union or Russia.
On September 5, British Prime Minister Theresa May briefed parliament on the investigators’ findings to declare that two Russians were suspected of the assassination attempt against the Skripals. British special services claimed that the men carrying passports issued in the names of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were GRU agents. Petrov and Boshirov said in an interview to the television channel RT the charges were utterly groundless.