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European leaders to discuss "Skripal case" at EU summit

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Angela Merkel, Germany stands "hand in hand with the United Kingdom regarding attempts to kill Skripal"
09:26, 20 March 2018

Reuters

At the summit of the European Council, the question of an attempt on the former Russian military intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter will be raised. This was announced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrinform reports.

"I spoke with the British Prime Minister about this issue. On Thursday, during the European Council summit, we will discuss this," the statement said.

According to Merkel, Germany stands "hand in hand with the United Kingdom regarding attempts to kill Skrypal."

Related: Skripal case: EU demands from Russia to urgently declassify Novichok program

As it was reported earlier Swiss Foreign Ministry summoned Russian Ambassador in Stockholm to a meeting because of Moscow’s claim that the substance, which poisoned ex-GRU officer Skripal and his daughter was likely produced in Sweden.

Per Enerud, Foreign Ministry representative, confirmed the media report that the Ambassador had been summoned to a meeting, which is to be held on Tuesday in the Ministry.

Earlier, Maria Zakharova, Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, stated that "the most likely source of this chemical attack are the countries that, since the end of the 1990s – and currently still – have been carrying out intense research on the substances from the 'Novichok' programme".

Related: Spy poisoning case: The Skripals could be poisoned via air conditioner in car

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