Russia accuses Britain of obstructing poisoning inquiry.March 4
(RT) ⸻ The UK has yet to provide Moscow with any credible information on the poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skripal on British soil five years ago, Russia's Foreign Ministry has insisted. Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused the UK of incorporating the incident into an anti-Russian narrative. She also reiterated that Moscow insists on a "professional, objective and unbiased investigation" and strongly condemns London's attempts to lay the blame at Russia's doorstep.In 2006, Sergey Skripal, who had previously served in Russia's foreign military intelligence agency (GRU), was convicted and jailed for handing over state secrets to British intelligence. Four years later, he was pardoned and allowed to move to the UK as part of a spy swap deal. On March 4, 2018, Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious after coming into contact with the nerve agent Novichok. London named three men as suspects, claiming they were Russian agents. Moscow categorically denied any involvement.