Russia will respond over Skripal case only after official request from UK – Lavrov

 rt.com  3/14/2018 10:15:00 AM 

Moscow is ready to respond regarding the case of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal, but only after an official request from London, the Russian foreign minister has said, adding that both countries should hold talks on the incident.

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However, Russian has yet to receive requests from the UK regarding Skripal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday. Skripal was allegedly poisoned in the city of Salisbury, England.

According to Lavrov, Russia does not see any specific facts and arguments from Britain on the case. The deadline set by UK Prime Minister Theresa May expired on Wednesday at midnight. The British leader demanded an explanation for the “poisoning” of the 66-year-old Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, who is a Russian citizen.

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