U.S. Department of State stated that Russia’s attempts to deny its responsibility for ex-GRU officer Skripal poisoning reminds the situation when Russia denied its responsibility for Crimea, MH17, Donbas and Litvinenko’s poisoning. Heather Nauret, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, wrote on Twitter.
US & UK were right not to send our Ambassadors to @mfa_russia briefing to hear wild accusations and implausible denials. #Russia was responsible for the nerve agent attack. Attempts to deny responsibility follow a familiar script: Crimea, MH17, Donbas, Litvinenko, doping, etc...— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) 21 марта 2018 г.
As it was reported earlier, Russian Foreign Ministry gathered almost all the foreign ambassadors to express its point of view concerning Skripal’s case. Russia stated that British government cannot defend itself from the terrorist attack on its own territory or Britain was the one to arrange Skripal’s poisoning.
British Ambassador in Russia refused to attend the meeting, organized by Russian Foreign Ministry.
Earlier, Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats due to the incident in Salisbury. They left Russian Embassy in London along with their families yesterday. London declared protest to World Cup 2018 in Russia.
Theresa May, British Prime Minister, stated that Russia was highly likely to be involved in Skripal’s case. Later, Britain had officially confirmed the use of Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury. Due to this, British representative accused Russia of violating of UN Charter and Chemical Weapons Convention at the UN Security Council session.