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.
Recall Naija News earlier reported that Britain had earlier enlisted Nigeria, and other countries in it move against Russians attack on an ex-Russian spy and his daughter who they claimed were poisoned on Britain’s soil.
May said she would be pushing for a “robust international response” when the UN Security Council meets later today in New York to discuss the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4.
However, Russia has denied all allegations leveled against it as it London embassy accused May of a “totally unacceptable and shortsighted” response.
May also informed the parliament that Russia hadn’t responded to her queries on how a Soviet designed chemical, Novichok, was used in the English city of Salisbury.
“There is no alternative conclusion other than that the Russian State was culpable for the attempted murder of Mr Skripal and his daughter,” she said.
“This represents an unlawful use of force by the Russian State against the United Kingdom.”
In a decision agreed upon at a meeting of her national security council earlier today, May announced that 23 undeclared diplomat have been expelled and are required to leave the country within a week.
She suspended all planned high-level contacts, which includes revoking an invitation for Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to visit but said she did not want to break off relations entirely.
May also revealed that none of the members of the royal family or minister would attend the world cup scheduled to hold in Russia later in the year.
And she outlined fresh measures against people travelling to or living in Britain who were responsible for violations of human rights or planned “hostile activities”.
NATO allies, including the United States, have also expressed their support for Britain following the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since World War II.