The EU decided to impose sanctions on the head of the GRU Igor Kostyukova.
Moscow reserves the right to take retaliatory measures in connection with the EU decision to impose sanctions against the head of the GRU, the Russian Federation, his Deputy, and against two intelligence officers.
“Brought Russia and our citizens charges on the “case Skrypalia” does not hold water. We reserve the right to retaliate against this unfriendly action,” – said in Moscow.
“Razvesena the British authorities the information campaign on the case pursuing primarily political objectives. It is significant that the surge coincided with the next crisis wave in the negotiations about Brexit,” said in depodesta.
The first sanctions will be implemented under the new regime of EU restrictive measures against the use and proliferation of chemical weapons, established on 15 October 2018.
Moscow believes that the citizens of the Russian Federation “was approved recently invented by European Union sanctions mechanism, ostensibly aimed at combating the use and proliferation of chemical weapons”.
“We support the principled position on the illegality of the imposition of unilateral restrictive measures in circumvention of the UN Security Council. Consider establishing and operationalizing the functioning of the mechanism as a sign of disrespect of the European Union to the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons,” the Ministry added.
The EU decided to impose sanctions on the head of the GRU Igor Kostyukova, his first Deputy, Vladimir Alekseev and two scouts and Anatoly Mishkin, Alexander the Chapiha, accused by Britain in the poisoning of the former officer of the GRU, the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in Salisbury.
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