The Russian side will not respond to London’s ultimatum because of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, until Britain provides access to the substance that was poisoned by the former Russian spy and his daughter Julia. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Before putting ultimatums – to report to the British government in 24 hours, it is better to comply with their own obligations under international law, in this case the convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons.
Lavrov noted that earlier Russia had already officially demanded from the UK to provide her with data on the case of Skripal, but was refused.
In the evening of March 12, British Prime Minister Teresa May stated that the nerve agent “military level” that was poisoned by Skripal was “most likely” developed in Russia. May said that the United Kingdom until the evening of Tuesday waiting for explanations from Moscow about the poisoning of Skripal, after which London will take “broader measures.”
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also said that the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal “obviously comes from Russia” and “definitely will trigger a response.” The Russian embassy in the United States said that Washington and London have no evidence of Moscow’s involvement in the poisoning of Skrypal.