European Union expects explanations from Russia on Skripal’s case
Britain believes that Russia is involved in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
The EU countries express their solidarity with the UK's position on the poisoning of the former Russian military intelligence Colonel Sergei Skripal, the EU diplomacy head Federica Mogherini said at a press conference in Brussels. “We expect explanations from Russia on issues addressed by both the UK and the international community,” Interfax quotes Ms. Mogherini.
It is to be recalled that Britain believes Russia is involved in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter. On March 14, London, in response to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, as well as the arrest of suspicious accounts and the freezing of contacts at a high level. In response, Moscow also expelled British diplomats, and also closed the consulate in St. Petersburg and ceased the work of the British Council in Russia.
Ismail Efendiev is suspected of exceeding authority in connection with the investigation of cases of detained earlier former First Deputy Prime Minister Ramazan Aliyev and nephew of the former head of Dagestan Askhabali Abdulatipov. Searches are being conducted at Efendiev's office and house.
The disappearance of an elderly Muscovite, who owns three rooms on Ostozhenka Street, and her disabled son, worried the neighbors, but the police refused to initiate criminal proceedings on their application. Housing in the elite area of the capital in the meantime was re-registered to a resident of St. Petersburg, who introduced herself as their relative.