Russia criticizes UK for international law violations over Salisbury

The Russian Embassy on Thursday sent a diplomatic note to the UK Foreign Office regarding the Salisbury poisoning incident in March.

The note details London's violations of international law when it refused to satisfy Russia's legitimate demand for information about Russian citizens. Russia reiterated that the UK has turned down the Russian side's official requests for cooperation, including the Russian Prosecutor General's Office request for legal assistance in the criminal case, refused to provide consular access to Sergei and Yulia Skripal in line with the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and the 1965 bilateral Consular convention, and also ignored contacts within the guise of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

The embassy said Russia will keep seeking detailed information about the incident, consular access to Russian citizens and, finally, a joint open investigation with the participation of their representatives.

Source: VOV5