Moscow to ignore London's ultimatum till it gets access to Skripal case file
Moscow demands access to the toxic agent that was used to poison Skrypal.
Russia stated it would not respond to UK requests about the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal until it gets access to the case file, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a statement.
He explained that Moscow demands access to the poisonous substance that was used on Skripal. Russia had requested the access before, but got a refusal. The Foreign Minister noted that under the Chemical Weapons Convention, London had to turn to Moscow and give it 10 days to respond.
Lavrov added that Moscow had requested access due to the fact that Yulia, Sergei Skripal’s daughter that was poisoned with him, is a Russian citizen. He did not say whether Sergei Skripal had a Russian passport, too.
On March 12, British Prime Minister Theresa May gave Russia one day to answer questions about Novichek, a war chemical agent invented in the USSR that was used on Skripal. May promised sanctions on Russia if there is no answer.
Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with a nerve agent on March 4 in Salisbury. A local policeman was taken to a hospital, too, after spending time at the crime scene.
Russia had convicted Sergei Skripal for espionage for Great Britain. In 2010, he was swapped for Russian spies that had been detained in the United States.
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