The UK has not forgiven Moscow for the Salisbury novichok poisoning assault, Boris Johnson has informed Vladimir Putin.
Dozens of Russian diplomats had been expelled from Britain after the assault and relations with Moscow is not going to return to regular till the Kremlin stops destabilising the UK and attacking its residents, the prime minister informed Russia’s president on the Berlin Conference on Libya.
A Downing Street spokesperson stated in an announcement after the 2 leaders met on the margins of the summit that Mr Johnson “was clear there had been no change in the UK’s position on Salisbury”.
The assault on Sergei and Yulia Skripal was “a reckless use of chemical weapons and a brazen attempt to murder innocent people on UK soil”, the spokesman stated.
“The prime minister said there will be no normalisation of our bilateral relationship until Russia ends the destabilising activity that threatens the UK and our allies and undermines the safety of our citizens and our collective security.”
Mr Skripal, a former Russian spy, and his daughter had been left critically unwell after being focused by Russian brokers, in March 2018 however recovered.
Mother-of-three Dawn Sturgess died from novichok poisoning after her associate Charlie Rowley discovered a contaminated bottle discarded by the perpetrators, believing it to be a fragrance bottle.
Russia has all the time denied being behind the assault, however UK police recognized two Russian nationals, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov who had been within the Wiltshire metropolis on the time and, they claimed, carried it out.
The pair have denied involvement, however within the furore that adopted the assault many Russian diplomats had been expelled from embassies around the globe.
Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, a part of the crew that investigated the assault, was handled in hospital after being uncovered to the nerve agent, regardless of carrying a protecting swimsuit.