Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has addressed the most recent round of sanctions introduced by the US against Moscow, stating that Russia hopes for constructive relations with the West, but “do not meet reciprocity in this regard.”
“We consider the link between the sanctions introduced by the US and the Skripal case to be unacceptable,” Peskov told journalists, adding that Moscow one more time denies “any accusations of Russia’s engagement in the Salisbury incident.”
According to the official, the possibility of Russia having used chemical weapons was “out of the question”. Peskov harshly criticized London’s approach, repeating that the UK refuses to present any evidence or at least share any information on the matter.
“Russia did not and does not have anything to do with the use of chemical weapons, it is out of the question. Moreover, we cannot even say what was used in the United Kingdom and how, because we do not have any information, we do not have a reply from the UK to our proposal of a joint investigation into this incident, which causes serious concern,” the spokesman stressed.
He also noted that it was too early to talk about a possible response by Moscow until Washington’s announcement on the restrictions, when Moscow would understand “specifically and officially what it involves.”