Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky:
“Statements by Scotland Yard about the lack of evidence of the Russian authorities’ involvement in the Skripal case actually nullify the entire anti-Russian campaign under the flag of high-likes. An unprecedented scandal involving the expulsion of diplomats, sanctions against Russia, including those announced in the United States just a few days ago – all it had and does not have any basis.
The Petrov and Bashirov so far sought by the British police are more like characters of superheroes of comics or blockbusters than real people (based on what London attributes to them). And, by the way, the phantasmagoric idea of using the “Novice-Starichka” deadly virus by the forces of evil is already being played out in Hollywood.
Moscow has repeatedly denied any involvement in the Skripals poisoning incident. All requirements to provide consular access to the Russian citizen Yulia Skripal were refused. It is obvious that the British authorities are still covering their tracks on a political scam of international proportions.
Not only Scotland Yard has no evidence, in principle it cannot be. However, this does not bother the West; it continues to mock international law. “