The Kremlin has no information as to what could be behind the alleged poisoning of the colonel of Russian military intelligence, Russian President Spokesman Dmitry Peszkov said Tuesday in Moscow for journalists.
The 66-year-old Sergei Scripalt is treated with severe poisoning symptoms at Salisbury Hospital in England, is in a crisis state. The Russian man and woman friend were unconsciously found in one of the city’s shopping malls on a bench. On Monday night, the authorities did not yet know whether an offense had occurred.
The Russian man worked for British intelligence (MI6) for ten years and dumped dozens of Russian agents in Western Europe. According to the official Russian accusation, he received $ 100,000 from MI6. Scyral was sentenced to 13 years in prison in Russia in 2006, but in 2010 Dmitry Medvedev was pardoned and could leave for Britain in a Russian-American exchange.
The British media reports on the Scripal case have paralleled the relationship between London and Moscow for more than a decade with a vicious Litvinenko murder. Alexander Litvinyenkot, former Lieutenant Colonel of the Russian Federal Security Service (FBB), who faced the Russian government and emigrated to London in 2000, was killed in November 2006 by a Polonium 210 Radiant Isotope.
“I can not make any response because we have no information at all,” Peszkov said, adding that the Kremlin did not know how the incident could be related and how Scripture could have been dealt with in the past.
According to the spokeswoman, although Moscow has not been asked to participate in exploring the causes of the events, it is always open to cooperation. Peszkov did not even answer the question whether Scriptor maintained Russian citizenship. With regard to the allegations that Russia may have to do with what has happened, the spokesman noted that Western experts who said “did not expect much.”
On other topics, Peszkov stressed among other things that Russia’s position on peacekeepers to Eastern Ukraine remained unchanged. Moscow continues to believe that international missions can be accepted solely with the consent of representatives of the “republics” of the Donyec basin.
In response to a question, he said that Sunday elections were considered by Moscow as an internal affair of Italy and wanted a “prosperous future” for Europe.