MOSCOW, March 14 (Itar-Tass) - RIA Novosti. At three o'clock in the morning Moscow time, the ultimatum expired, which put forward British Prime Minister Theresa May in the case of poisoning the former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia.

They were found unconscious on March 4 in Salisbury. According to the British government, the former scout was poisoned with a nerve agent of Russian origin.

On the eve of May, Russia accused of involvement in this case. She said that normal relations with Moscow could not be and she stressed that she was waiting for the Kremlin's response until Wednesday.

In Russia, they replied that there had been no official requests for the "Skripal case", the embassy also sent a note to the British Foreign Office in which the diplomats announced Russia's non-involvement in the incident.

On Wednesday, a meeting of the National Security Committee will be held, at which the response will be determined, a source from RIA Novosti in the government's office said.

For example, London threatened to expel Russian diplomats, boycott the 2018 FIFA World Cup, introduce new restrictive measures, block accounts of Russian entrepreneurs and deny RT TV license.

Position of Moscow

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow has nothing to do with the poisoning of the former scout.

"We have already made a statement that everything is nonsense," said the head of the department, Sergei Lavrov.

He noted that London must make an official request to start a joint investigation.

Also on the eve of the Russian Foreign Ministry, British Ambassador Laurie Bristow was summoned. He was objected to because of London's accusations against Moscow. Russian diplomats added that the actions of the British authorities are frankly provocative.

"It is stressed that Moscow will not respond to London's ultimatum until the Russian side is provided with samples of a chemical substance, to which the British investigation refers," the Russian Foreign Ministry added.

In addition, the embassy in London sent a note to the British Foreign Office confirming that the Russian side is not involved in the poisoning of Skripal and indicating the need for joint investigation of the incident.

"Inflating the cheeks"

According to Nikolai Shlyamin, a political scientist and leader of the United Youth Front public movement, the current British policy looks bleak.

"Especially in relation to Russia, complete profanity and fiction," he said on Sputnik radio.

The political scientist noted that they did not investigate the "Skripal case", but already issued an ultimatum and identified the guilty. He called it "blowing his cheeks."

"It seems that England, using the situation, tried to remember that once she was" the mistress of the seas, "she owned half of the world and could dictate her will, but at the moment it is a shadow of past greatness - a shadow that suddenly, taking advantage of the provocative situation, decided to show that she had her proud imperial gendarme "I", he stressed.

In his opinion, the situation will soon die out.

"The policy that London is now trying to conduct against Russia is absolutely stupid," concluded Shlyamin.

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