Russia Agrees To Corporate With UK Over Poisoning Of Former Russian Agent

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has revealed that to prove that the Russian government is not involved in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal they will corporate with the United Kingdom on the issue.

Recall that UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that it was “highly likely” that Russia was responsible for the suspected poisoning of Skripal.

May said that the substance used in the poisoning was identified as a Novichok class, military-grade nerve agent developed in Russia.

“We have already made a statement that this [Russia’s involvement] is rubbish … Russia is innocent, Russia is ready to cooperate in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention, if the UK … implements its international legal obligations under this document,” Lavrov told reporters.

In an ultimatum to Russia, May demanded an explanation for the poisoning by the end of Tuesday and threatened to apply harsh response measures.

The prime minister added that she would discuss the measures against Russia with parliament on Wednesday.

“If procedures envisioned by the convention are implemented, then I assure you Russia will respond to the relevant request in the time allotted to prepare a response,” he added.