Permanent representative of Russia to the EU commented on the UK charges against Russia in the case of the former GRU Colonel Skripal and stated that he had no reason to expect a “high softness” in the politics of the newly elected head of the state Department of the United States Mark Pompeo against Moscow. About this Chizhov said in an interview with the Euronews TV channel.
Author: Franziska Kafka.
“I still am convinced that he (Rex Tillerson) has lost the Secretary of state not because of this episode (it Skripal) is the first and the second, I have no reason to expect increased softness in the approach of his successor,” — said Chizhov.
He also recalled that the UK is in breach of the international Convention for the prohibition of chemical weapons, under which it had to provide the country which put forward the relevant suspicion, the necessary objective information, including samples of the substance.
“Accordingly, the Russian side responded to these suspicions within 10 days. Instead, the London, unfortunately, chose the language of ultimatums. I can just say that the language of ultimatums with Russia does not work”, – said Chizhov.
According to him, Russia is not afraid of anything. “I think that was supposed to make more in London and other Western capitals,” – said Chizhov.
“I have been unfortunate that the debate held in the British Parliament, those official statements which are made, instead, to understand this situation, instead of trying to bring Russia to the investigation”, – summed up the diplomat.
On the eve of us President Donald trump has sent in the resignation of U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson. His place will be the Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo. It is anticipated that hearings on his appointment to a position in the U.S. Congress will be held in April.
Media wrote that after leaving office in his address, Tillerson has urged his team to remain at their place of work. “The most important thing is to ensure a smooth transition,” said the former head of the state Department. In his speech, Rex Tillerson addressed the topic of Russia, noting that the current course of Moscow is fraught with the isolation of the country on the world stage, in no one’s interest.
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