Leonid Slutsky: “London has decided to once again come out at the forefront of the anti-Russian column and once again refresh its“ highly likely ”methods. After yesterday’s tales of allegedly numerous and serious violations in the elections to the State Duma in Great Britain, they decided to refresh the myth of the Skripal poisoning.
More than three years later, Scotland Yard announces that Petrov and Boshirov, they say, had an accomplice, a certain “GRU agent”. And again, with the traditional angry rhetoric against Moscow, he declares the “high probability” of the suspect’s guilt, demanding that he be extradited to the English Themis.
A gross provocation, not distinguished by originality. London continues to stir up anti-Russian sentiment with its already stereotyped methods. Russia has repeatedly expressed its readiness to cooperate with law enforcement agencies to conduct an independent and impartial investigation. However, all appeals before that were ignored, and evidence was not presented.
Great Britain should also take into account that Russia does not extradite its citizens. Moreover, if the criminal case, sewn with white threads, looks more like a Russophobic massacre.
And yes: the coincidence of such statements with the completion of the Duma elections in Russia, the legitimacy and compliance with democratic standards of which have been confirmed by hundreds of international observers, seems very strange. “