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    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre, is briefed by members of the police as she views the area where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill, in Salisbury, England, Thursday, March 15, 2018

    UK Using 'Skripal Case' to Increase Pressure on Russia - Foreign Ministry

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    According to Moscow, London's uncooperative approach confirms its provocative agenda in the case, as UK authorities have refused to provide Russia with any information on the matter.

    "Without providing us with any official information about what happened, continuing to unfounded accusations to the media, the British government is using the so-called ‘Skripal case’ to continue the confrontational line of increasing pressure on our country, creating a negative background and opposing Russia's policy on the international stage," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on Tuesday.

    Just a day before the Foreign Ministry’s statement, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow had been deprived of the opportunity to receive any materials pertaining to the case, adding that Moscow would refrain from commenting on media reports on the Skripal case, which were solely based on allegations.

    READ MORE: Sergei Skripal Did Not Believe Moscow Poisoned Him, New Book Claims

    Previously, in September, UK investigators claimed that they had identified Russian nationals Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov as the suspected perpetrators of the attack on ex-intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia that took place in Salisbury on March 4.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May accussed the Russian military intelligence service of being behind the poisoning. Moscow, in turn, has denied the claims, stressing that the whole case was falling apart due to a lack of evidence.

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    Skripal case, Theresa May, Maria Zakharova, United Kingdom, Russia
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