London has no leverage to influence Russia's foreign policy, Yakovenko said during the "60 Minutes" program aired by Rossiya 1 television.
"Of course, we could mention economic relations, oligarchs, but, if we speak seriously, everything is at a minimum in our state-level bilateral relations," the diplomat stressed.
According to Yakovenko, the British Foreign Office avoids contacts with the Russian embassy on the "Skripal case" and tries in every possible way to prevent Moscow's access to the investigation.
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The envoy noted that the British authorities refused to provide Russia with information about the condition of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal because he has both the Russian and the British citizenship.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of orchestrating an attack on the former intelligence officer, and expelled 23 Russian diplomats as a punitive measure. The Russian side has strongly rejected the accusations and suggested helping in the investigation. However, Moscow's request for samples of the chemical substance used to poison Skripal was denied.
The Russian side also expelled UK diplomats in response and ordered the British Council to stop its activities in Russia.