Ex-spy poisoning: Russia, UK engages in war of words at UNSC meet

New York [US]: The United Nations Security Council on Thursday conducted a meeting to discuss the case of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter where the UN ambassadors of both Moscow and London engaged in a war of words.

At the meeting, Russian representatives questioned the pieces of evidence made public in the case which was answered by the representatives of different countries including the United Kingdom and the United States, as per media reports.

Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia blasted the UK while dubbing the spy poisoning allegations by Russia as fake.

He further accused the United Kingdom of turning other countries against Russia, while pointing towards the incidents of the expulsion of the Russian diplomats by the US, UK, and Germany.

In response to Russia’s allegations, UN ambassador from the UK Karen Pierce blamed Russia for not helping the UK in the initial stages of the investigation.

Further Russian officials claimed that Pierce has done much to block investigations into the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Earlier the countries engaged in a massive diplomatic tussle and blame game as the UK blamed Russia to be ‘highly likely’ involved in the incident, whereas Kremlin has repeatedly denied the accusations.

Sergei Skripal and Yulia were found slumped on a park’s bench in Salisbury following a nerve-agent attack on March 4. (ANI)