“ The case of Skripaley” is a new word in hybrid wars: for the first time in the history of such practices, fake information serves as a basis for real sanctions, hostile actions of one country against another, full member of the Academy of Military Sciences of the Russian Federation Igor Panarin told journalists on Wednesday.
Earlier, the Foreign Ministry said that the position of official London, approved at a high political level, “only confirms the clear desire of the authorities of this country to hide the truth, to prevent an objective and transparent investigation … and to establish the true causes of the incident in Salisbury.”
On March 4, the former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury, which provoked a major international scandal. In London, they said that Russia was involved in the incident, Moscow categorically denies this.
Later, London presented photographs of two “suspects in Skripale’s poisoning,” claiming that they were two GRU officers, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. Moscow declared that these names of Russia “do not say anything” and again called on Britain to move from accusations and manipulations to cooperation.