Theresa May to expel Russian diplomats in retaliation against for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.
NATO releases a joint statement calling on Russia to answer questions about the attack.
United Nations Security Council to meet on Wednesday evening to discuss Russia’s use of nerve agents.
Russia calls Britain’s actions a “very serious provocation”.
LONDON — The British government is to expel 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, Theresa May said today.
In a statement to parliament, May accused the diplomats of being Russian spies and said it would be the single biggest expulsion for 30 years.
She will also freeze the assets of Russians under suspicion of undermining the UK, saying there “is no place for their money in the UK.”
“For those who wish to do us harm, my message is clear. You are not welcome here,” May said.
The prime minister accused the Russian state of being guilty of an “unlawful use of force… against the uk”
“Their response has demonstrated complete disdain for these events. They have provided no credible explanation,” she told MPS.
The prime minister addressed MPs on Wednesday after her deadline for Russia to give a “credible” explanation for Skripal’s death passed at midnight on Tuesday.
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