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‘I want to see facts’: Czech president urges UK to provide some evidence on Skripal case

Tuesday - 27/03/2018 19:49
The UK must provide solid evidence of Russia's alleged involvement in the Skripal case, the Czech president has said. While he did not oppose the country’s move to expel Russian diplomats, he believes it to be “a bit superfluous.”
FILE PHOTO. Czech President Milos Zeman. © David W. Cerny / Reuters
FILE PHOTO. Czech President Milos Zeman. © David W. Cerny / Reuters
“I want to see the facts. I will certainly welcome if the United Kingdom presents some evidence that the Russians wanted to kill the double agent Skripal,” Czech President Milos Zeman told the Blesk news outlet on Tuesday.

The Czech government has expelled three Russian diplomats, joining the UK, which made the move in order to “punish” Moscow over the Skripal case. The former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned on March 4 in the British town of Salisbury. Without any evidence, top UK officials promptly pinned the blame on Moscow, claiming that a military-grade nerve agent of Russian origins was used in the attack.

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