Russia describes British remarks “blatant provocation”

Moscow believes that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement on the poisoning of former Russian military intelligence (GRU) Colonel Sergey Skripal as an unprecedentedly blatant provocation, which undermines the foundations of dialogue.

A statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that they “believe the statement made by British Prime Minister Theresa May in the parliament on March 14, concerning measures to punish Russia for its alleged involvement in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, is an unprecedentedly blatant provocation, which undermines the foundations of dialogue between our countries.” Earlier, Britain is due to expel 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for an attempt to assassinate a Russian ex-spy and his daughter with nerve gas in the UK last week.

Theresa May, addressing the House of Commons on Wednesday, accused Russia of masterminding the plot to kill the ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, United Kingdom.

Source: Kuwait News Agency