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08.04.2018 - The Embassy's comment on the Note Verbale of the Foreign Office regarding the denial of the British visa to Ms Viktoria Skripal

Russian Embassy in London Опубликовано Яковом Смирновым · 3 ч · On Saturday evening the Embassy received a Note Verbale from the Foreign Office, in which it informed that Ms Viktoria Skripal had applied for visa at the British Embassy in Moscow and had been informed of the outcome. It seems that this Note is a formality and does not answer the questions posed by our Embassy.

07.04.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a question on current interactions with the FCO regarding the poisoning in Salisbury

Q: How do you assess the current state of cooperation between the Embassy and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding the poisoning in Salisbury? A: Unfortunately, the current state of the Foreign Office interaction with the Embassy is utterly unsatisfactory. We believe that it is high time to arrange a meeting between Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in order to discuss the whole range of bilateral issues, as well as the investigation of the Salisbury incident. Ambassador Yakovenko has already sent a respective personal note to the Foreign Secretary.

07.04.2018 - STATEMENT by Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia at the 5 April UN Security Council meeting on the letter by the United Kingdom dated 13 March 2018

Mr. President, On 14 March, 2018, the Security Council followed up on a letter from Prime Minister of United Kingdom Teresa May by an open meeting. The letter brought heinous and totally unsubstantiated accusations against Russia of using chemical weapons on the UK soil. UK representatives promised at that meeting to regularly brief the Council on the course of the investigation. However, no briefings came from their side. Well, in this case we will brief you in detail ourselves. It has been a month since Russian citizens Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious in the British town of Salisbury.

06.04.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s comment on British visa refusal for Victoria Skripal

Question: What is your response to the decision by the UK authorities to deny visa to Viktoria Skripal?

06.04.2018 - Comment by Embassy press secretary on the Salisbury District Hospital announcement

We welcome the news of progress in Sergei Skripal’s recovery. We are grateful to the medical staff treating him and his daughter Yulia and wish them to get well soon. We hope that the improvement of Sergei and Yulia Skripal’s health will contribute to the investigation of the crime perpetrated against them. We are confident that an objective probe will ultimately establish that the claims against Russia by UK Government are null and void.

06.04.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s comment on the Salisbury poisoning investigation

Question: The UK says Russia has refused to answer its questions regarding the Salisbury poisoning. Some other countries are calling upon Russia to cooperate with the investigation. What is your response to that?

06.04.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s comment on the DEFRA statement regarding the fate of Sergey Skripal’s pets

Q: Do you have a comment on the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs statement regarding the fate of Sergey Skripal’s pets?

05.04.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a questionon health condition of Yulia Skripal

Q: Is there any new information from the British authorities regarding health condition of Yulia Skripal?

05.04.2018 - Embassy Press Officer replies to media question regarding Sergey Skripal’s pet animals

Question: It is reported that Sergey Skripal, allegedly poisoned in Salisbury on 4 March, had pet animals at his home. Do you know anything of what has happened to them?

05.04.2018 - Press-officer’s comment on the article by the Foreign Office Minister of State Alistair Burt “Marking the anniversary of the Khan Sheikhoun attack”

We have taken note of the recent article by Alistair Burt, containing a whole range of baseless accusations aimed not only at Syrian government, but also (and, it seems, above all) at Russia. The obvious purpose of the piece is to undermine the Russian position as a responsible international player with a longstanding record of initiating and contributing to multilateral efforts in the field of arms control and non-proliferation.

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