Russia link to ex-spy attack in UK would be ‘very serious’: Germany

Berlin (AFP) – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Tuesday that any Russian connection to the poisoning in Britain of a former double agent would be a “very serious matter”.

“We stand in solidarity on this issue with our British friends and are in close contact with the British government,” Gabriel said in a statement after speaking with his counterpart Boris Johnson.

“It is clear: the perpetrators must be brought to justice. If it should be confirmed that Russia is behind it, it would be a very serious matter.”