London unwilling to cooperate on Skripal case probe

London unwilling to cooperate on Skripal case probe

The case on the Salisbury poisoning of former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia is nothing but a farce as the UK authorities are unwilling to cooperate in its investigation and literally destroy the evidence, chief of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin said on Sunday, TASS reports.

"Regrettably, the British side is unwilling to cooperate. Moreover, as we see it on our part, the British side keeps on destroying evidence, pets and other objects," he said in an interview with the Deistvuyushchiye Litsa (Political Actors) with Nailya Asker-zade on the Rossiya-1 television channel.

Truth, in his words, can be established only in joint investigation. "Only a joint professional investigation can probably help find out what really happened. Until now, we have been interpreting it as a farce, as a provocation," he said.

He recalled that the Russian side had offered assistance immediately after the incident and had been stressing its readiness to take part in the investigation of this incident.