UN: Nebenzya calls British accusations a 'prelude to a new political season'

SOT, Vasily Nebenzya, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations: «Are you asking me? I for the first time saw their faces yesterday in the press. There were many jokes about it in the Russian internet of course. You know, they even don't have the real names. They say the names are fake. We asked the British side to provide us with their fingerprints because they are leaving their fingerprints on... Еще visa applications, which the British side refused for no clear reason to me.» *JUMPCUT AT SOURCE* UN: Nebenzya calls British accusations a 'prelude to a new political season' Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya commented on the recent accusations by British Ambassador to the UN that they had concrete evidence of Russia's involvement in the Skripal poisoning, while speaking outside the United Nations Security Council Hall in New York City on Thursday. «given how things developed over recent years, we do not exclude anything and it is not coincidental that this discussion and yesterday's speech by the British Prime Minister in the British Prime Minister, it was not coincidental. It looks like the prelude to a new political season,» Nebenzya said. Karen Pierce later spoke to the media as well, and noted that «even those countries who were a bit equivocal about taking on Russia, even those countries called for a strengthened prohibition on the use of chemical weapons.» The UN Security Council met to discuss the naming of two suspects accused of being involved in alleged poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury on March 4. British authorities said that there is sufficient evidence to charge two Russian nationals, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with conspiracy to murder and attempted murder over the nerve agent attack. The Kremlin denies any involvement in the affair. Mandatory Credit: UN TV

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