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Serbian president calls not to accuse Russia of Skripal case involvement without evidence

The Serbian president says that it is impossible to accuse Moscow of involvement in the Skripals’ poisoning without evidence

MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in an interview with Rossiya-24 on Friday that it is impossible to blame Moscow for involvement in the Skripals’ poisoning without evidence.

"We denounce chemical assaults and attacks all over the world, but it is impossible to blame Russia for the Skripals’ case without evidence. Even the EU made the decision to denounce Russia based on the phrase ‘highly likely.’ The British respond to all questions about evidence that ‘highly likely’ it was Russia," he said.

"It is impossible to act in this way," Vucic summed up. The president expressed hope that a corresponding investigation will be made over the Skripals’ case, and "evidence will be made that will help determine what actually happened."

Vucic stressed that cooperation between Serbia and Russia will be maintained regardless of external factors. "We won’t do anything against Russia. We won’t adopt any sanctions and won’t act against Moscow," the head of the republic said.

On March 4, former Russian intelligence officer and convicted British spy Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia 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.