The poisoning of the ex-colonel of Russian intelligence Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia can only be beneficial to British services and the authorities in general, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a briefing.
He noted that the British intelligence services “are known for their ability to act with a license to kill,” and the British government “found itself in an uncomfortable situation, failing to fulfill promises to their constituents about the conditions of Brexit.”
“It’s too obvious that our British colleagues have already begun to play a game, we will insist on clarifying all the facts and establishing the truth ,” Lavrov said.
He noted that Russia’s relations with the United States, Britain and a number of other countries are now worse than during the Cold War. “Even then there were some rules,” the minister recalled, right now, in his opinion, the Western partners forgot about being proper and “resort to outright lies and misinformation.”
Russia insists that any accusations against it should be justified by facts. When there are no facts, the Russian Foreign Minister pointed out, “they start to pluck at “evil at diplomats “. All expulsions of Russian diplomats occur under far-fetched pretexts, he stressed.
“How far we will go – “we” , I mean, does not depend on us, there is a principle of reciprocity in diplomacy, nobody ever canceled it, and this principle will be applied consistently,” Lavrov said.