British Prime Minister Theresa May in the House of Commons, London, 14 March 2018. © AP

London has expelled 23 Russian diplomats on the background of the death of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to UK parliamentarians on Wednesday (March 14th) about the death of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal.

She found Russia “guilty”, saying that what she had done “contradicted international law”.

Theresa May said London would expel 23 Russian diplomats “involved in Sergei Skripal’s poisoning”.

She added that the UK has decided to step up sanctions against Russia in response to this human rights violation and that all assets in Moscow will be blocked.

“The United Kingdom, the United States, France and Germany are unanimous. What Russia has done is a direct attack on the United Kingdom. London and all its allies are united against all kinds of threats, “she said.

Europe, supported by the United States, accuses Russia of being the cause of the death of the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, without providing any authentic proof.

The Europeans have not yet handed Russia samples of the offending chemical.

Ten days after the death of Sergei Skripal, the Europeans and the United States have mobilized against Russia and President Vladimir Putin, just after the appointment of former CIA chief Mike Pompeo as US Secretary of State.

In the process, the Russian Foreign Ministry reserved the right to respond to the British Prime Minister’s decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats.

The Russian Embassy in London, on the other hand, described Theresa May’s decision as “hostile” and “unjustified”.


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