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Russian ambassador with State Secretary L. Parizek on Salisbury incident

Russian ambassador with State Secretary L. Parizek on Salisbury incident

27.3.2018 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |

Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs today (27th March 2018) summoned Alexej Fedotov, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to present an explanation to the use of a chemical substance of the “Novichok” type on the territory of the United Kingdom. State Secretary Parízek described this malicious deed as a straightforward violation of international law which is simply not acceptable in today’s world. “We clearly condemn the attack in Salisbury by a chemical agent, which represents an unacceptable violation of international law. We express full solidarity with Great Britain. We call upon the Russian Federation to collaborate with the aim to investigate this attack and rebut that they are behind this attack,“ said State Secretary Parizek and then listened to the arguments presented by the Russian ambassador.
Parízek expressed hope that the results of tests conducted by specialists from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will be presented shortly and, as we believe, will contribute to the identification of those who commissioned and committed the attack in Salisbury as well as of the supplier of the chemical warfare agent that was used. In conclusion, State Secretary Parízek stated that the Slovak side will be closely monitoring further developments in the situation. The official response of the Russian Federation to appeals addressed to it by the European Union will shape further steps that the Slovak Republic is ready to take in the future.