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Britain has called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the Salisbury attack, as Theresa May prepares to expel Russian diplomats from the UK.
The Foreign Office called the meeting on Wednesday hours before the the Prime Minister was to give a statement in the House of Commons setting out retaliatory action against Vladimir Putin and his allies.
The action is being taken after the Russian Foreign Minister said his country would not cooperate with the British investigation into the incident on 4 March, unless UK investigators handed over a sample of the Russian-made nerve agent they have identified.
- 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.
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.
Russia has denied any involvement in the attempted murder of Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia in Salisbury. The two were found slumped on a bench in the town center on March 3, allegedly poisoned with a Soviet-engineered nerve agent called Novichok.
i therefore lean to this being a false flag event, although not 100% certain of that.
originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: Indrasweb
Have the British government provided hard evidence
The Russians have previous " form "
Evidence enough maybe.