Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations calls for proof to be presented over Moscow’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of a former spy in Britain.
“We demand that material proof be provided of the allegedly found Russian trace in this high resonance event. Without this, stating that there is incontrovertible truth is not something that we can take into account,” said Vassily Nebenzia at a Wednesday UN Security Council meeting on the incident.
On March 7, British authorities announced that former double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, had been hospitalized since they had been found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping center in the city of Salisbury. They were reportedly exposed to a nerve agent.
Skripal was found guilty by a Russian tribunal of selling classified information to Britain’s spy agency MI6 and was imprisoned in Russia in 2006. He was exchanged in a spy swap in 2010.