21 Mar 2018 11:43

Russia lacks UK irrelevance on Skripal case - Lavrov

TOKYO. March 21 (Interfax) - Russia lacks irrelevance of the United Kingdom in the Skripal case, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"The questions that we have are absolutely professional, they are clear, they are highly specific, there is no irrelevance in them that characterizes the position of the British government, which insists that there are only two options: either it was done on the orders of the Russian leadership or the Russian leadership lost control over some chemical substances," Lavrov told a press conference in Tokyo.

Russia has fully destroyed all chemical substances, which was verified by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in fall 2017, he said.