PM gets tough with Russia after Salisbury spy poisoning

PM gets tough with Russia after Salisbury spy poisoning

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 12:54pm 14th March 2018. (Updated at 8:26pm 14th March 2018)

23 Russian diplomats are to be expelled from UK after attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal

  • 23 Russian diplomats to be expelled from UK

  • All of these are undeclared intelligence officers

  • Royal Family will not attend World Cup

Prime Minister Theresa May says the Russian state was culpable in the nerve agent attack in Salisbury on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia and is expelling 23 diplomats.

"All who been identified as undeclared intelligence officers. They have just one week to leave,"

"This will be the single biggest expulsion for over 30 years and it will reflect the fact that this is not the first time the Russian state has acted against our country."

The PM has also stated that no members of the Royal Family or ministers will attend this years Football World Cup in Russia.

She says Russia's response "has shown complete disdain" and the country has offered no explanation for the Russian-made novichok nerve agent used in the attack.

The PM says the matter has been treated with "sarcasm, contempt and defiance".

"It must be met with a full and robust response,"

"We've agreed immediate actions to dismantle the Russian espionage network in the UK."

This is the response from Russia.

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