The Russian embassy in London fears that an investigation into the poisoning of the British spy Sergei Skripal by a nerve agent will be classified by the Great Britain.
"[The] Investigation of [the] Sergei Skripal case follows the Litvinenko script: most info to be classified, Russia to get no access to investigation files and no opportunity to assess its credibility," the diplomatic mission said on Twitter.
Former GRU (Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate) colonel Sergei Skripal, who had been convicted in Russia for treason, and his daughter were both found at a restaurant in Salisbury with signs of severe poisoning. The British authorities believe that Russia is behind the crime.
Former FSB employee Alexander Litvinenko was fatally poisoned in Britain by polonium-210 in 2006.
In the meantime, according to the British publication The Guardian, investigators wearing chemical protection suits are conducting some sort of "unrelated exhumation" actions at the Salisbury cemetery, where Skripal’s wife and son are buried. Presumably, law enforcement collected samples from the graves for the investigation of the attempt on the elder Skripal. In addition, flowers were taken away from the grave of a related 66-year-old Russian citizen for verification purposes.
The police also reported that three days before the poisoning, Yulia Skripal had visited the grave of her brother.
This crime is being investigated not only by the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ anti-terrorist forces, but also by military personnel. "Anti-terrorist units turned to the military for help to move a number of vehicles and objects from Salisbury," Sky TV reported.