PressTV-Russia denies any involvement in poisoning ex-spy

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has strongly rejected the UK’s accusation that Moscow was behind the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain, saying his respective country “is not guilty” in the incident.

The Russian top diplomat made the remarks at a press conference on Tuesday, nine days after 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.

On Monday, British Prime Minister Theresa May said a chemical weapon purportedly developed under a clandestine Soviet program, dubbed Novichok, had been used in the poisoning of the agent and his daughter, demanding that Moscow provide details of the so-called program.

She further told the parliament it was “highly likely” that Moscow was behind the poisoning, giving the Kremlin until the end of…

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