The UK police published new data on the Skripal poisoning investigation yesterday, presenting photos and the names of two Russian nationals who allegedly attempted to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
According to UK Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Pierce, London has ‘clear evidence’ of Russia’s involvement in the Salisbury incident.
Speaking further, the official said that the United Kingdom has obtained a European arrest warrant for two Russian individuals allegedly responsible for poisoning former Russian intelligence officer Sergey Skripal in Salisbury.
“This evidence is being sufficient for our independent prosecuting authorities to bring criminal charges in relation to Salisbury attack and to issue European arrest warrants,” UK Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Pierce said. “With respect to these two individuals, we have obtained a European arrest warrant and we will shortly issue an Interpol Red Notice.”
Responding to the UK accusations, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said that the new data provided by London was a lie again.
“We were very much hoped that today UK will shed light on this mysterious incident. But what we heard was again a lie. [Lie] about double agents, about the development of chemical weapons in Russia, about hackers attack,” the Russian envoy to the UN said.
The senior official noted that the UK government didn’t want to cooperate with Russian authorities on the investigation, though Russia had been calling on London to cooperate.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that the government had concluded that the two individuals named by the police and CPS were officers from a Russian military intelligence service known as the GRU.