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Peskov: Allegation on Skripal’s case close to gangsterism

Russian President’s Spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Photo: tass.ru

Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to allegations presented by the British side “keeps absolutely calm and equal mind,” his spokesman Dmitry Peskov has announced in interview to an NTV weekly night show.

Peskov said that accusations on the case of poisoning of former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury and further London steps are close to gangsterism.

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“This is unprecedented impudence. The key thing is that nobody has seen a situation when a country is accused of something they cannot even formulate and are not trying to do so. We state that it is absolutely unprecedented, close probably to gangsterism international affairs. And what is behind it? Is it UK domestic problems or the problems in relations with allies and something else? It is most probably not our business. Our business is how to deal with this provocation,” the spokesman noted.

To remind, London expelled Russian diplomats saying it was a response to poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury on March 4. Moscow responded with reciprocal steps. EU countries supported London and recalled the EU ambassador from Moscow. Besides, about 20 countries said they could expel Russian diplomats including Czechia and Poland.

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