Moscow says the recent move by Britain to expel 23 Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy has been interpreted as a confrontation with Russia, adding that they are set to retaliate soon.
Recall Naija News earlier reported that British Prime Minister Theresa May today 14 March, dislodged 23 diplomat and cut off any form of contact with Russia including for the forth coming world cup after Russia allegedly attacked on a former spy.
“The British government made a choice for confrontation with Russia,” the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.
May said there was “no alternative conclusion other than that the Russian state was culpable” for the attack on Skripal and his daughter, who fell ill from exposure to a substance called Novichok in the city of Salisbury on March 4 and are currently in hospital.
The Russian ministry however accused May’s statement as been an “unprecedentedly rude provocation which undermines the foundations of normal bilateral dialogue between our countries.”
It accused London of pursuing a political agenda and choosing to “aggravate relations,” calling the announced measures “hostile”.
May also said that neither members of the royal family nor ministers would attend the football World Cup in Russia this year.
“Our response measures will not be tardy,” the Russian foreign ministry said.