27 Mar 2018 12:24

West may have decided to expel Russian diplomats before Skripal got poisoned - Nebenzya

NEW YORK CITY. March 27 (Interfax) - The West may have decided to expel Russian diplomats even before the former colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), Sergei Skripal, was poisoned, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said.

"This friendship [between the Western countries] against Russia is definitely centered on the [Skripal] case, which has overgrown with lots of hazy details. In fact, there is no case at all. A sentence has been handed down without any inquiry. They keep telling us about a certain investigation, but we do not know what this is about and keep asking for at least some actual information pertaining to the issue," Nebenzya told reporters in New York.

"The more time passes the more questions I and others have. What came first: did the Salisbury incident precede the expulsion of Russian diplomats or did the decision to expel Russian diplomats precede the Salisbury incident?" Nebenzya wondered.