Rus­sian diplo­mat crit­i­cises Bri­tain

Yorkshire Post - - POLITICS & ECONOMY -

Rus­sia’s colour­ful am­bas­sador has claimed Bri­tain is wag­ing an “ag­gres­sive an­tiRus­sian cam­paign” which has left re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries at a “very low level”.

Dur­ing a typ­i­cally lengthy press con­fer­ence at the em­bassy in Lon­don, Alexan­der Yakovenko dis­missed re­cent claims of the Rus­sian GRU mil­i­tary agency’s in­volve­ment in the Sal­is­bury in­ci­dent, de­spite ev­i­dence the UK sees as proof.

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