Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs:
“The Great Britain continues a large-scale anti-Russian provocation. In the case of the Skripals official charges are brought against people whose names do not yet say anything. It is announced that they are allegedly officers of the GRU.
This is absolute nonsense. It could be equally well possible to invent any surnames and submit to any photographs. Again there is no real evidence of Russia’s involvement, only some unsubstantiated allegations. As well as there are no answers to numerous Russian requests for information on the progress of the investigation.
It seems that Theresa May copies Petro Poroshenko, who was shaking Russian passports, calling them evidence of the presence of our armed forces in Donbas.Any schoolboy understands that such statements and “evidence” do not and can notprove anything.
However, it does not bother the British prime minister, who demands extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation in connection with the incident in Salisbury. Supported by Washington London is again trying to promote its legend in style of “highlylikely” to justify the largest international scandal out of nothing”.