The UK "put all decency aside" over its claims that Moscow is to blame for Salisbury incident, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Moscow calls the United Kingdom’s refusal to provide consular access to Russian citizen Yulia Skripal an outrageous move. "I consider this is outrageous that so far our multiple requests demanding access to our citizens have been rejected or have remained unanswered," Lavrov noted.
According to experts, it could be highly advantageous to the British security services as well, who are well known for their capacity to act with a licence to kill. The Russian Ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, said on Sunday that the Skripal case was a pretext to carry out a provocation against Russia that has been in the planning stages for a long time.
"The developments in the United Kingdom served just as a pretext to carry out a provocation against Russia that was planned a long time ago. We have closely monitored, who attended the US Embassy in Moscow recently, what kind of people [attended it]," Antonov said in an interview with Russia's Channel Five.
Thus, Skripals’ poisoning could be advantageous to the British government, who clearly find themselves in a difficult situation, having failed to fulfil their promises to voters over Brexit.
"I want to reiterate that Russia has no relation to the Skripals’ poisoning, but we are very interested - probably more than anyone else - in establishing the truth about our citizens’ fate," Lavrov stressed.