PressTV-UK slams Putin remarks on poisoning case

The British government has slammed Russia’s most recent clarifications on a spy poisoning case that has caused bilateral relations to sink to historic lows, saying Moscow has responded with nothing but “lies” to requests for more investigation into the issue.

In a statement on Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman slammed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denial that two men Britain had suspected of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with a nerve agent were military intelligence officers.

The spokesman said Russia was continuing to stick to a pattern of “obfuscation and lies” when responding to allegations that the government in Moscow was directly involved in the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter in March in the southern English city of Salisbury.

“We have repeatedly asked Russia to account for what happened in Salisbury in March, and they have replied with obfuscation and lies,” the official told…

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