WASHINGTON, 8 Mar â€“ RIA Novosti. The US state Department has no information who is responsible for the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal in the UK.
“We don’t know who is responsible for this attack… an investigation is Underway, and I don’t want to get ahead of him, let it be the Brits say,” he said at a news briefing, state Department spokesman Heather Nauert.
She also refused to comment, can the United States impose any sanctions against the perpetrators of the crime, as before this was done against North Korea, which Washington has accused of poisoning Kim Jong-Nam â€“ brother of North Korean leader.
Skripal a few years ago was involved in high-profile espionage case, he was convicted in Russia for his work for the British intelligence service MI-6. Subsequently, Russia exchanged it among the other spies sent in from the United States citizens, also suspected of espionage, but in favor of Russia. Among these citizens was Anna Chapman. After that, the ex-GRU officer was granted asylum in the UK.