Britain government has finally taken a strong step against Russia as it decides to expel 23 top diplomats as Russia was not able to furnish any answer over the British allegations of its alleged involvement in the nerve attack on a former spy. Prime Minister May has firmly blamed Russia over the attacks as she defined the retaliatory measures in the Parliament.
Although Russia has denied any involvement in the attack on Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia who are still in critical condition in a hospital, Prime Minister May declared the sealing of Russian State assets which are a threat in addition to new legislation to combat the hostile state activity and also diminishing the British attendance at the World Cup soccer to be held in Russia this summer.
May had served an ultimatum to Russia to suitably explain the availability and use of Soviet-made Novichok nerve agent on UK soils. May firmly pointed that either Russia was directly responsible for the attack or had lost control over the substance which was supposed to be in its possession.
Before taking on the stern steps PM May stated that Russia had completely ignored the importance of the matter and have made a mockery of an issue whose gravity cannot be undermined. May also stated that the act is brutal and unlawful.
Russian Foreign Ministry has stated that it will take befitting retaliatory measures as the British government has chosen the road to confrontation with Russia. Britain has statements of support from EU, US and NATO. It will now seek a coordinated international response. The expelled diplomats are basically 23 intelligence officers have 1 week to leave but will jeopardize Russian intelligence will stand damaged for years.