Theresa May warns of new Russian Federation sanctions as 23 United Kingdom diplomats expelled

In a joint statement with the leaders of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on Thursday, the USA blamed Moscow for a brazen nerve agent attack on a Russian double agent and his daughter on British soil on March 4.

Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko The comments comes as Theresa May announced that 23 Russian diplomats known as "undeclared intelligence officers" have a week to leave the country following last weeks attack on former spy Sergei Skripal.

The Foreign Ministry said it would also order an end to all activities of the British Council, Britain's global organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, and warned London that "if any further unfriendly actions are taken against Russia, the Russian side reserves the right to take other retaliatory measures".

Official London called the incident "indiscriminative and irresponsible attack on the United Kingdom, after which innocent civilians ran the risk", Russian Foreign Ministry considers British accusations a provocation, which disrupts dialogue with Great Britain. They have been in a critical condition in hospital ever since.

A view shows the building of All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature, named after Margarita Rudomino, which houses the British Council in Moscow, Russia March 17, 2018.

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Amid a threat of Russian retaliation to Britain's action against Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting of his security council on the poisoning of Mr Skripal and his daughter.

The attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury was highlighted by the US Treasury as one of the justifications for the tougher line against Moscow.

" Russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter", said the Foreign Office. Late, Great Britain officially confirmed the use of Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury. Britain had only pledged to expel the Russian diplomats after Moscow had failed to explain how the nerve toxin had got to Britain, he said.

But it's unclear what, if anything, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation can do to put more pressure on Russian Federation.

Critics of the British government have long claimed that the reluctant to act against Russia because London's property market and financial sector are magnets for billions in Russian money.

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Russian Federation has refused Britain's demands to explain how Novichok, a nerve agent developed by the Soviet military, was used to strike down Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, in the southern English city of Salisbury.

Russia's Foreign Ministry summoned Bristow for talks in a heightening dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain.

"This is the global law and that's exactly what my minister said today".

A United Kingdom inquiry found that two Russian agents poisoned Litvinenko at a London hotel bar in 2006 by spiking his tea with highly radioactive polonium-210, and that Putin "probably approved" Litvinenko's killing. British police said they were treating Glushkov's death as unexplained, but did not think it was linked to the attack on the Skripals.

Moscow launched a scathing attack on "fishwife" defence secretary Gavin Williamson after he said the country should "go away and shut up".

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