Britain to expel 23 Russian diplomats
In reaction to the poisoning of double agent Sergey Skripal, England have decided to expel 23 Russian diplomats.
In the UK government decided to expel 23 Russian diplomats after former Russian agent Sergey Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping center in Salisbury on March 4, after they were poisoned.
British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke in the House of Commons, who directly blamed the Moscow administration for the assassination attempt and said, "The Russian state is responsible for the murder attempt." said.
May said Russia reacted with "complete disdain" to a deadline issued on Monday for it to provide an explanation on how a Russia-made nerve agent ended up in Salisbury, in southern England, where the attack occurred.
She also announced plans to increase checks on private flights, customs, and freight, and freeze Russian state assets where there is evidence they may be used to threaten the life or property of UK nationals or residents.
London also announced that it freezes senior contacts with Moscow.
It is stated that the British Royal family will not attend in the 2018 World Cup to be held in Russia.
The 23 people who were decided to be expelled are reported to be intelligence agents whose main duties are not disclosed.
Russia, on the other hand, denies allegations that it is involved in the murder attempt. (ILKHA)