Russian embassy accuses Britain of 'deliberately' withholding information

Apr 09, 2018, 12:30 IST | mid-day online desk

Russia's embassy in London yesterday accused Britain of "deliberately" withholding information on probes into the targeting of several Russians on its soil, as the war of words between the two countries continued

Boris Johnson

Russia's embassy based in London, accused Britain of 'deliberately' withholding information on the probes that targetted several Russians. The embassy said that it had asked the British Foriegn Office for 'detailed information' on the investigation of the March 12 murders in London of Nikolai Glushkov.

The death came a week after the nerve agent poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury. The embassy said in a statement,,"Given our numerous requests, the only thing we can suggest is that it is done deliberately."

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wrote on Sunday that "no other government devotes as much time and effort to the business of trying to sabotage or discredit international inquiries" as Russia.

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(With inputs from Agencies)

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