Embassy of the Russian Federation: London’s statement about the “third participant” is groundless

London’s statements about the involvement of Russian Denis Sergeev in the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal in Salisbury in March 2018 are not supported by facts, said on Tuesday at the Russian embassy in the British capital. As Interfax reported, the embassy called the statement of the British side about the arrival and departure of “a certain person” from Great Britain “ridiculous”.

The embassy stressed that “the Russian side is still
is open for professional cooperation in the field of specialized
departments if the UK abandons the concept politically
motivated “appointment of the” guilty “.

The British prosecutor’s office earlier on Tuesday put forward against
Russian citizen Denis Sergeev, charges of involvement in the attempted assassination
former GRU officer Sergei Skripal in Salisbury in March 2018
of the year. According to London, he arrived in the UK on documents addressed to
Sergei Fedotov.

Investigators in the UK believe that Sergeev coordinated the actions of two people who allegedly used the “novice” nerve agent against Skripal. Later on Tuesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said London was counting on Moscow to extradite any suspects in the Skripal case.

The UK prosecutor’s office, in turn, said that they did not
will send extradition requests to Russia, since the Russian
the constitution does not allow the extradition of its citizens.

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