Theresa May points finger at Putin’s Russia over spy’s poisoning
British Prime Minister Theresa May says her government has concluded it is “highly likely” Russia is responsible for the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter with a military-grade nerve agent.
May told British lawmakers on Monday that Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were exposed to a nerve agent known as Novichok, a weapon developed in the Soviet Union in the end of the Cold War.
“Either this was a direct act by the Russian state against our country, or the Russian government lost control of this potentially catastrophically damaging nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others,” she said.
May added that the attack in a city in England fits a pattern of Russian aggression and that Britain had given the Russian ambassador in London a deadline of Tuesday to explain which version is true.
She said: “We will not tolerate such a brazen attempt to murder innocent civilians on our soil.” May added that if Moscow is proven to be behind the poisoning, her government will consider it an “unlawful use of force” by Russia. Read More
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