“There is absolutely no transparency» in the case of Sergei Skripal, said Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alexander Yakovenko in an exclusive interview with RT in London on Thursday.
Yakovenko explained that Russia had made an official request for samples of the nerve agent allegedly used in the attack on Skripal so they could «draw their own conclusions.» This request, he said, was... Еще denied by the British government.
He pointed out that under international law, Russia has the right to gain access to Russian citizens in the territory of a foreign country, but “Britain does not respect the international law.”
“Nobody saw even the pictures of that people in a hospital, whether they are alive or maybe they are just in a good health,” said Yakovenko.
On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May ordered the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats in response to what the UK alleges to be Russia's involvement in the attack on Skripal and his daughter.
The Russian government has denied allegations of its involvement and has promised repercussions following May's decision.