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Ukraine joins accusations of Russia of use of chemical weapon in U.K.

Ukraine expresses complete solidarity with the U.K.
21:20, 7 September 2018

The Evening Standard

Ukraine expresses the complete solidarity with the United Kingdom toward the conclusions on the involvement of Russia in the use of the chemical weapon in Salisbury and Amesbury as the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported.

"The conclusions of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapon  that during the attack in Amesbury was used the toxic chemical of the same nature as in Salisbury is another confirmation of continuation of the aggressive policy of the Russian Federation that aims against the sovereignty of the states and disruption of the international order," the message said.

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The Foreign Ministry added that Ukraine confirms its firm position that the use of the chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere and under any circumstances is a gross violation of the international law and persons responsible for such actions should be held accountable.

"We are convinced that only international solidarity can be an effective response to the constant provocations of the Russian Federation, and we encourage our foreign partners to continue coordinated pressure on Kremlin to make it refuse from its aggressive actions," the message said.

Related: U.S. sanctions against Russia for Skripal's poisoning comes into force

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.

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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