Russian Ambassador to the UN: Skripal affair has damaged Russia’s role in the world

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, described the incident of the poisoning of former intelligence agent Sergey Skripal as a blow to Russia’s role in the international arena,   RIA Novosti reports.

“This calls into question our legitimacy in general. This is a blow not only to our role in settling the Syrian issue, but to our role in the entire international arena,” said Nebenzya.

He also said that the pressure now being brought on Russia is unprecedented.

Nebenzya also said that in the case of the poisoning of former intelligence agent Sergei Skripal, details may come to light that will completely change the investigation of the incident.

“There are more and more interesting facts and evidence that may change the whole thing one day ... Lately, I have even been wondering - was there such a person?” said Nebenzya.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned in Great Britain on March 4. According to the investigation, a nerve agent was used against them. Skripal and his daughter fell into a coma. Traces of Novichok were found in their blood, and doctors say that the brain damage is irreversible. Police say that the first place of poisoning was the Skripal’s own home.

  Skripal case, Russia