The Russian Embassy in London said that the results of the public investigation into the death of British citizen Don Sturges would not enjoy any confidence, RIA Novosti reports.
The diplomatic mission noted that the essence of the “public” investigation is that within its framework, it is allowed to classify the evidence of the investigation.
“This makes another step towards quasi-judicial“ confirmation ”of the political version of what happened, which the British authorities have been using for three and a half years to destroy relations with our country,” the diplomats said.
On Thursday, the UK Home Office announced that a public investigation would be conducted into the death in Amesbury in the summer of 2018 of the British woman Don Sturges, who was allegedly a victim of the Novichok chemical warfare agent.
On July 4, 2018, British police reported an incident in Amesbury, where two people were “under the influence of an unknown substance” and were hospitalized in critical condition. Later, Scotland Yard said that the man and woman were poisoned with the same substance as Sergei and Yulia Skripali.
Poisoned 44-year-old Don Sturges died on July 8 and her body was cremated on July 30. The second victim, 45-year-old Charlie Rowley, was discharged from the hospital on July 20.