Dmitry Peskov reminded that Russia has “nothing to do with events in Salisbury”
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“We have repeatedly stated and I can confirm it officially once again: Russia had and has nothing to do with events in Salisbury. Russia is in no way involved. For us is unacceptable any accusations against the Russian authorities”, — said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, reports RBC.
He stressed that the assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal and Julia is not involved in any “official representatives”.
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Commenting on the statements of the British authorities that involved in the assassination “GRU officers”, Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov, Peskov said that the UK is visited annually by thousands of Russians. In order to allow Russia “to take steps” necessary request from London, he added.
The names of the suspects yesterday, September 5, called the Prosecutor’s office of England and Wales. Then, speaking in the British Parliament, Prime Minister Theresa may said that “they are “GRU”. She stressed that the UK will not ask for their extradition, because the Constitution prohibits the authorities of Russia to extradite its own citizens.
According to British authorities, Petrov and Bashirov arrived in the country on March 2 flight from Moscow and flew back on March 4.
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On the application of London reacted the representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. She said that the Agency has doubts about the authenticity of the submitted photographs, presumably Petrov and Bashirov.
Main intelligence Directorate in 2010 was transformed into the Main Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces engaged in military intelligence inside the country and abroad. Foreign intelligence — the prerogative of the foreign intelligence Service.