Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov, questioned the UK's 'satisfaction' over the European countries' decision to expel Russian diplomats in response to the Skripal poisoning case. He was speaking in an interview from Brussels on Tuesday. «If you look at the picture, actually, they have managed to split the European Union in a way that Russia... Еще never could or never intended to,» the Russian envoy said. Chizhov believes that the decision comes «at a very appropriate, at a very opportune time for the British government» because it comes in the midst of the stagnated Brexit negotiations. «So, the situation is quite complicated. And one could say that what was lacking on the shores of Albion was a good old-fashioned spy scandal,» the diplomat concluded.