London has accused Russia of involvement in the poisoning Skripal

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Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko believes that London is trying to use conflict associated with the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, to undermine the authority of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the failure of the world Cup, to be held in Russia in 2018. The diplomat said in an interview with The Daily Mail.

On the statement that Putin is “acting like a gangster”, Yakovenko said that “gangster” – not a Russian word in Russian is “other dictionary”.

The diplomat also said that the conflict with poisoning Skripal does not solve serious problems, such as Brexit and that Britain “will become less global, if you sever ties with Russia”.

4 Mar 66-year-old former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia was hospitalized in British Salisbury with symptoms of poisoning. The hospital also got COP Nick Bailey, who first visited the house Skripal. All three are still in serious condition.

The investigation revealed that during the attack was used that was developed in Russia, a nerve agent, Novichok. About it in the British Parliament, Prime Minister Theresa may. She demanded from the Kremlin to explain what had happened until the evening of March 13, otherwise London would take an incident of unlawful use of force by Russia against great Britain. The UK position was supported by the government of France, USA, Germany and Australia.

Moscow has refused to explain the incident and requested to provide samples of the substance that poisoned Skrobala. The next day, Britain sent 23 Russian diplomats and suspended bilateral contacts with Russia.

According to the Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Boris Johnson, “highly likely” that ordered the use of nerve agent in Salisbury personally gave the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin called the statement “shocking and unforgivable” breach of diplomatic etiquette.

March 17, Russia declared a persona non grata 23 British diplomats. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom said that he expected a response from Russia, but noted that the incident with the poisoning Skripal and his daughter, “no alternative explanation except the guilt of the Russian state”.

May said that the UK will consider steps against Russia after the expulsion of its diplomats.