Russia’s embassy in London said on Monday it has received no official inquiries from the British side concerning extradition of Russian nationals suspected in involvement in the Salisbury incident.

“Firstly, it should be made clear that the Embassy has not received any official queries from the British side to that effect so far. All such leaks are based on unverifiable information from anonymous sources,” the embassy said. “As to the matter, we have to note again that we are witnessing another case of deliberate distortion of Russian legislation. Let’s put the record straight.”

The embassy cited the Russian constitution, which has it that no Russian citizen can be deported from Russia or extradited to another state. “It is clear that no one is going to amend Russia’s fundamental law to conform to the interests of the UK government,” it stressed.

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