Kremlin ‘regrets’ EU decision to recall Russia envoy in spy row
European Union leaders agreed to recall the envoy to Moscow on Friday, saying “it is highly likely that the Russian Federation is responsible and that there is no plausible alternative explanation” for the March 4 nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in England.
“As for the decision taken, we regret in this context that again such decisions are taken using the wording ‘highly likely’ and judgements are based on this,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
“We don’t agree with this and we repeat again that Russia absolutely definitely has nothing to do with the Skripal case.”
He added that the Kremlin specifically regretted the “recall (of the envoy) for consultations.”
Peskov said Russia did not know what “precise information the British side used when it discussed the topic of the Skripals with its colleagues.”
“We also don’t know what exactly the leaders of the EU states agreed with when they talked about their support for Britain,” he said.
Russia “unfortunately is not able to receive any information at all directly on the so-called Skripal case,” Peskov complained.
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