Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on the death of one of the Amesbury victims, saying that the poisoning poses a threat not only to Britons, but to all Europeans.
"I do not know what discussions and what statements preceded, and whose statements preceded these words, to which you have now referred. We do not know that someone mentioned Russia in vain against the backdrop of the second incident. We do not know that Russia was somehow mentioned, or somehow associated with it. We believe that in any case this would be quite absurd," Peskov said, in response to statements by the Russian ambassador to the OPCW.
Peskov added that "the nature of the incident [in Amesbury] causes concern" and "poses a great danger."
"We, of course, deeply regret the demise of the UK citizen, and we remain extremely concerned about the continuing incidents with toxic substances on the territory of the United Kingdom. We believe that this poses a danger not only to UK citizens, but to all other Europeans," Peskov told reporters.
Russia suspects that Skripals are either forcibly isolated by London, or their condition is not that is being presented in official reports, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Monday.
At a parliament session on Thursday, UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid said that the United Kingdom would take "further action" should Russia's involvement in the incident be confirmed. He noted, however, that "we don't want to jump to conclusions."
On Thursday, UK police announced that a couple, Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley, was believed to have handled an item allegedly contaminated with the same military-grade Novichok nerve agent which was reportedly used in the attack on the Skripals in the UK city of Salisbury, located several miles from Amesbury.