Poroshenko discuss with Williamson anti-Russian sanctions due to Skripals' poisoning

U.K. Secretary of State for Defense also claimed that he plans to visit the Donbas Conflict combat zone
21:12, 17 September 2018

Presidential Administration press office

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Secretary of State for Defense of the United Kingdom Gavin Williamson discussed the strengthening of the sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning of ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury as the presidential service reported.

"The issue was about the prospects of the strengthening of the sanctions regime against the Russian Federation due to the aggression against Ukraine and chemical attack in Salisbury," the message said.

Related: British MIA: Sanctions in Skripal case not to introduced until after Brexit

The parties positively noted the intensity of the Ukrainian-British dialogue in the sphere of security and defense. The president welcomed the decision of the State Secretary to visit the confrontation line in Donbas.

"Particular attention was paid to strengthening cooperation between Ukraine and Britain in the framework of NATO and the UN, as well as bilateral cooperation in the area of counteraction to cyberthreats," the administration of the Ukrainian president said.

Related: Suspected in Skripals' case Petrov and Boshirov involved in special services

As we reported the Crown Prosecution Service of the U.K. called the names of the suspects in the poisoning of the ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The police suspect Russians Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Bashirov. They are accused of the poisoning of Skripals, a police officer who participated in the investigation and two citizens of the U.K. poisoned in Amesbury.

The investigation is sure that there is enough evidence to file charges.

Earlier the police of United Kingdom declare that they have identified perpetrators of the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

Related: Russia's explanation on Skripal's case "obfuscation and lies", - May's Spokesperson

Later it was reported that there could be four more suspects in the Skripals case - apart from Aleksandr Petrov and Ruslan Boshyrov, whose names were revealed by the British counter-intelligence.

As it was reported Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in British Salisbury. Later, Theresa May, British PM, stated that Russia was responsible for that, and the investigation has confirmed the use of the Novichok nerve agent, which is produced in Russia.

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