Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said Thursday at the UN Security Council meeting said that United Kingdom must present proof of Russian involvement in the poisoning of the former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal and threatened that Russia might respond to Britain’s ultimatum.
“We are demanded to confess in a crime within 24 hours. We will not allow talking to us in a language of ultimatums. We are warning that this will not remain without an answer. We are demanding to give material evidence of Russian involvement,” Nebenzya said.
He also accused London of “blowing up hysteria” and “leading information war.”
As it was reported earlier Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said that Russia is likely to be involved in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer. She said that in the Parliament. According to her, Skripal was poisoned by a military neuroparalytic substance, made by Russia. She believes that it was either Russia’s direct action or Moscow lost grip of its chemical weapon.
May said, that Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on March 12 called Russian ambassador for an explanation of how the substance appeared in Salisbury and was used against former Russian military intelligence officer. London expects Russia’s respond till the evening of March 13.