PARIS – France and Germany have the attack on the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter strongly condemned. That happened after phone calls between the British prime minister Boris Johnson and his counterparts, mr. in the two EU-countries.
Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
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“We condemn this attack with banned chemical weapons strongly,” said the outgoing German minister Sigmar Gabriel (Foreign Affairs). “If it turns out that Russia’s behind it, that would be a very serious incident.” The German asked Johnson to have a call to make it clear that Berlin solidarity with the British government.
’Totally unacceptable attack’
France also condemned the attack. “The attempt in Salisbury two Russian citizens to kill with a military kind of nerve gas is a totally unacceptable attack”, said a spokeswoman of the ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement, which incidentally was not said about the possible Russian involvement.
The American president Donald Trump would during a phone call with the British prime minister Theresa May are support have promised. “President Trump said that the US firmly behind the United Kingdom. He also finds that the Russian government unequivocally should let you know how this nerve could be used”, stated the spokesperson of May in a statement.