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Pompeo, ambasciatore russo Ue: non ci aspettiamo atteggiamento più morbido nei confronti di Mosca

Chizhov: "Non determinante caso Skripal per allontanamento Tillerson"
fonte: AGV - Agenzia Giornalistica il Velino/Sputnik
di Velino International

Prime reazioni da parte della Russia alla sostituzione del Segretario di Stato Usa, Rex Tillerson da parte di Donald Trump. Per l’ambasciatore russo presso l’Unione europea, Vladimir Chizhov la sostituzione di Tillerson con Mike Pompeo non modificherà l’approccio di Washington nei confronti di Mosca. “Non abbiamo motivo di aspettarci un atteggiamento più morbido da parte del nuovo Segretario di Stato Usa” ha detto Chizhov a Euronews. Convinto che il caso ‘Skripal’ e la dura presa di pozione rispetto alla Russia da parte di Tillerson non siano stati determinanti per il suo allontanamento da parte della Casa Bianca. Lunedì, il primo ministro britannico Theresa May ha definito “altamente probabile” il coinvolgimento del governo russo nell’avvelenamento con gas nervino di brevetto russo dell’ex agente segreto e di sua figlia a Salisbury. Tesi, smentita dal Cremlino, ma ritenuta attendibile da Tillerson che ha tuonato contro Mosca.

Russian Ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said he did not think that the approach of the next US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, toward Moscow would be softer than that of his predecessor. On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump fired Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and named CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement. Trump also nominated Gina Haspel to become the CIA’s first female director. “I don’t have reasons to expect more softness in the approach to Russia from his [Tillerson’s] successor,” Chizhov told Euronews. The ambassador added that he was sure that Tillerson had lost his post not because of “this episode with Skripal,” a former Russian agent who was poisoned along with his daughter in the UK city of Salisbury on March 4. On Monday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said it was “highly likely” that the Russian government was involved in the incident. According to May, Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a Novichok class military-grade nerve agent that was developed by Russia. Commenting on the matter, Tillerson said the United States had full confidence in the UK assessment of the case. On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stressed that May had no real facts about Russia’s alleged involvement in the incident.

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