Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized the UK for trying to “mislead” the international community over the poisoning of a former spy in Britain, saying London has staged a “political performance” in the case.
Lavrov on Wednesday criticized Britain for accusing Russia of involvement in the incident and described such claims as not robust.
“Without concrete facts, it is a flagrant attempt to mislead the international community, to which we will have to respond,” Lavrov said.
Last Wednesday, British authorities announced that former double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, had been hospitalized since they had been found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping center in the city of Salisbury. They were reportedly being exposed to a nerve agent.