Saturday, 21 April 2018
Latest news
Main » United Kingdom forcing 'allies to take confrontational steps' over spy poisoning - Russian Federation

United Kingdom forcing 'allies to take confrontational steps' over spy poisoning - Russian Federation

24 March 2018

Moscow hasn't been allowed to participate in the investigation, nor has it received any evidence to back up London's claims, though that hasn't stopped the British government from imagining that a Russian spy ring was behind this conspiracy and expelling 23 of the country's diplomats as a result, which saw the Russian side respond reciprocally.

"I think this is a wholly artificial exercise which came and will pass".

According to the British Prime Minister, London was confident that "Russia had produced a substance".

Moscow has denied that it is behind the attack on Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the first known offensive use of a nerve toxin in Europe since World War II.

European Union leaders have promised an "unprecedented" diplomatic response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack after backing Theresa May's assertion that Russian Federation was to blame.

The EU ambassador to Moscow is being recalled for "consultations" over the Salisbury attack. We therefore call for a coordinated and responsible reaction from the European Union and its member states'.

He added: 'What has happened in Britain is unprecedented. and demands a reaction'.

European Council President Donald Tusk says EU nations will take "more steps" against Moscow over the nerve agent attack in Britain.

"These conclusion allow us to clearly establish that the substance which was used [to poison Skripal]... originated in Russian Federation".

Wendy Williams Details How Graves Disease Diagnosis Has Changed Her Life
Wendy Williams told PEOPLE in this week's issue, that she has suffered with Graves disease hyperthyroidism for 19 years. Robach then asked Williams how she was even able to get herself back up off the floor and finish out the episode.

According to a source with knowledge of the discussions, it is believed that the U.S. was waiting to see what members of the European Council would do - and on Friday 10 European countries announced they would follow the United Kingdom's lead by also expelling Russian diplomats.

But the next day saw a significant shift that the Russian Foreign ministry said signified the European Union was "heading towards an anti-Russia campaign, instigated by London and Washington".

Mrs May said that intelligence shared with the 27 other member states had helped to win acceptance of Britain's analysis of the poisoning using a so-called Novichok agent developed during the Soviet era. But divisions remain over how far to go, with Austria already ruling out expelling diplomats.

As reported, on March 4, Skripal and his daughter was discovered unconscious in British and Salisbury and are in hospital in critical condition.

A senior foreign diplomat told CNN that Germany, France, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Czech, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Ireland and several others will "likely" expel the Russians on Monday.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said the recall of the ambassador was an "extraordinary measure" never before taken by the bloc. "Greece and Italy were the most reluctant to take further common actions against Russian Federation".

The Foreign Office has said there was "not an ounce of truth" in his implication the nerve agent could have been linked to Porton Down.

Several European countries said Friday they may follow Britain in expelling Russian diplomats over the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England.

May said Thursday that "it is clear that the Russian threat doesn't respect borders".

United Kingdom forcing 'allies to take confrontational steps' over spy poisoning - Russian Federation