Kremlin: UK position in Skripal case absolutely irresponsible

Kremlin: UK position in Skripal case absolutely irresponsible

Russia considers Britain’s stance in the conflict over the poisoning of a former spy in southern England as “irresponsible” and is preparing to retaliate over London’s measures against it, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"We consider the British position absolutely irresponsible with regard to diplomatic relations, as well as final goals and interests of a real investigation and search for the people who are behind this and from the point of view of violation of the international law by the British side, which is also obvious," the spokesman noted.

Peskov promised retaliation to the British move, which Moscow sees with “strong bewilderment” as he said there is no proof for the accusations that London has made against Russia.

He also said that this will have no effect at all. "The election campaign is going according to the schedule, and, naturally, it is a priority for us. We insist that Russia has no relation to what happened in the UK. The most important thing for us now is domestic affairs," TASS cited Peskov as saying.