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UK continues information farce around "Skipal сase"

07.06.2018 15:00

Alex Gordon

On Wednesday, The Guardian, referring to the Scotland Yard's data, provided the world public with yet another "sensational" facts on the "Skripal сase". The British investigation into the nerve agent attack in Salisbury believes the poison was smeared on to the door of the victims’ house no more than 24 hours before they collapsed.

According to investigators, it was placed there after his daughter arrived at the home on Saturday 3 March, having flown to the UK from Russia. Clarifying the timeframe will allow investigators to concentrate forces and means to identify those responsible, journalists said.

"Our enquiries are focused around the people and vehicles that were in the vicinity of the Skripal's address and leading up to where they fell ill in the Maltings. We would ask anyone who may have information, or who may have seen or heard something – however small – to contact police on 101", Deputy assistant commissioner Dean Haydon, senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism, said.

The article says that a hundred specialist officers are still working on the case and have scoured 4,000 hours of CCTV, seized 2,300 exhibits, conducted 176 different searches in Salisbury and taken 900 witness statements. At the same time, a third of the material evidence is "safely hidden" in the territory of the military laboratory in Porton Down. Finally, the response to the nerve agent attack against the Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury cost Wiltshire police alone more than £7m, it has been revealed.

The Council for Interethnic Relations' member under the Russian President Bogdan Bezpalko believes that such "carefully collected by Britain" statistics in the "Skripal case" is nothing more than imitation of stormy activity in order to raise another information hype.

"The results of this huge and costly work clearly demonstrated: no convincing proof of the guilt of Russia and the Russian special services in the "Skripal case" cannot be imagined", he said.

According to him, the "Skripal case" is a "rude provocation" aimed at isolating Moscow in the international arena, including by expelling Russian diplomats. At the same time Bezpalko recalled that the UK still did not provide any evidence of the Kremlin's involvement in the Salisbury incident. However, London continues to aggressively seek the "Russian track" in the "Skripal case".

Thus, The Guardian strengthened the information background around the Salisbury incident. However, investigators still can not answer the most important questions. The British authorities can not provide witnesses, material evidence, or official investigation documents. It seems that the investigation into the poisoning of the Skripals, so carefully planned by Theresa May, has reached a dead end.