Russia expels 23 British diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

Russia expels 23 British diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens”

Interested in Russia Investigation?

The Russian foreign ministry said in a statement that it is also ordering the closure of the British Council in Russia and ending an agreement to reopen the British consulate in St. Petersburg. Russian Federation also revoked permission for the United Kingdom to open a general consulate in St. Petersburg, and the British Council, a cultural and educational organization, has been ordered to stop its activities in the country.

The Russian statement said the government could take further measures if Britain makes any more "unfriendly" moves.

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador, Laurie Bristow, to a meeting on Saturday morning in central Moscow at its headquarters during which he was informed of the retaliatory measures.

A Russian lawmaker blamed Britain Saturday for the escalating tensions. Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain will consider next steps in the coming days alongside its allies.

Russian Federation has denied the U.K.'s allegations, accusing Britain of using the incident in a campaign to smear Moscow.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told the Labour conference that "Russian authorities must be held to account on the basis of the evidence" and called for Britain to "stop serving Russian crony capitalism".

Britain says the nerve agent could only have come from a government source. He did not offer evidence for that assertion.

United Kingdom officials have said a nerve agent from Russia's so-called Novichok program was used to target Skripal.

A Russian scientist disclosed details of a secret program to manufacture the military-grade nerve agents in the 1990s, and later published the formula. The organization has been operating in Russian Federation ever since the fall of the Soviet Union. Russian officials had previously said that Russia had destroyed the Novichok weapons when it had dismantled its chemical arsenal, which was completed previous year.

Mr Bristow told reporters afterwards that Britain had only expelled the Russian diplomats after Moscow had failed to explain how the nerve toxin had got to Salisbury.

"This is really absolutely symbolic and typical of a Russian Federation that has used lying and propaganda as a means of warfare and is now repeating its style", Conservative party Member of Parliament Tom Tugendhat said on BBC Radio 4.

March 4, 2018 Emergency services are informed by a passer-by concerned about a man and a woman in Salisbury city center.

Britain's foreign minister, Boris Johnson also claimed that it is "highly likely" that Putin himself ordered the nerve-agent attack on the spy.

A British policeman was also poisoned when he went to help them and remains in a serious but stable condition. A British public inquiry found Putin had "probably" ordered that assassination.

Escalating a crisis in relations, Russian Federation said it was also shutting down the activities of the British Council, which fosters cultural links between the two countries, and Britain's consulate-general in St. Petersburg. Nikolai Glushkov was found dead at his home this week.

As the fallout from the poisoning unravels in the global arena, British police are continuing their investigation into the poisoning of Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia. And naturally Johnson demonstrated his outrage at Russia's politics.

Ms Bishop said Australia supports a thorough investigation into the poisoning of the Skripals. Detectives are keeping an "open mind" about the death, police said.

Like this



27 March 2018
The Growth of Online Gaming and Betting Companies
Even though brick and mortar casinos make offers to gamblers, they do not come anywhere close to what is offered on the wide web. Alternatively, they can be used to learn about the game and the features it comes with as well as the strategies that work best.

18 March 2018
Research Ratings: Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP), SandRidge Energy, Inc. (SD)
Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 1.63, a price to book ratio of 0.59, and a price to sales ratio of 1.41. The stock of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) earned "Market Perform" rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, September 6.

18 March 2018
Root hits hundred as England batsman gain valuable game time
Joe Root, coming in at number six to give Dawid Malan and Ben Stokes batting practice, made a fluent and untroubled innings. England closed on 353 for nine on their second designated batting day, Root having hit 17 fours in his 135-ball century.

17 March 2018
Wakanda Forever! Black Panther's Dora Milaje to Star in New Comics
Vogue magazine interviewed Okorafor about the first issue, "The Amazing Spider-Man: Wakanda Forever ", which comes out in June. The women of Wakanda were King T'Challa's backbone in Black Panther , and now they are getting their own spin-off comic.

17 March 2018
Exane Derivatives Grows Holdings in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS)
The stock of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has "Peer Perform" rating given on Monday, August 14 by Wolfe Research. The pharmacy operator reported $1.92 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.88 by $0.04.

17 March 2018
Eric: Monday declared a FIRST ALERT Weather Day
A powerful system arriving from the west will push rain into north and middle Georgia by early Monday morning. We have the potential for strong thunderstorms producing strong winds and localized flooding.

17 March 2018
In tit-for-tat move Russia expels 23 British diplomats
The midnight deadline then passed without comment from Russia, prompting the United Kingdom expulsion of the Russian diplomats. Sergey Skripal worked as a spy for Britain's MI6 agency while serving in Russian military intelligence in the late 1990s.

17 March 2018
Centre working with states to help farmers on MSP: PM Modi
In KrishiUnnati Mela 2018 PM, Modi laid the foundation stone of 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras across 13 states. He then urged them to grow more of bamboo and edible oilseeds, which are largely imported.

22 January 2018
Top 10 Cannabis Pipes
In addition, the process of smoking through the pipe is a special pleasure and it can always be taken with you wherever you go. Glass/Wood Mini Hitter by Elevate These elegant little hitters have become popular due to fans of reggae.

15 September 2017
ShangriLa is online casino with guarantee of won money pay outs
Shangri La proposes games for any taste A large selection of slot games allows anyone to choose a game for any discerning taste. This is the best place to spend your free time with pleasure, stress relief, relax and forget about the daily problems.