Boris: Russia has researched how to make nerve agents for assassinations

Two men cast their ballots at a polling station in Yelizovo in Russia's Far East region

Two men cast their ballots at a polling station in Yelizovo in Russia's Far East region

"Twenty three diplomatic staff at the British embassy in Moscow are declared persona non grata and to be expelled within a week", the country's foreign ministry said in a statement after summoning the British ambassador Laurie Bristow.

"We will always do what is necessary to defend ourselves, our allies and our values against an attack of this sort, which is an attack not only on the United Kingdom, but upon the worldwide rules-based system on which all countries, including Russian Federation, depend for their safety and security", Bristow said.

Former Russian military intelligence colonel Sergei Skripal attends a hearing at the Moscow District Military Court in Moscow on August 9, 2006.Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent whose mysterious collapse in England sparked concerns of a possible poisoning by Moscow, has been living in Britain since a high-profile spy swap in 2010.

Moscow announced the measures on the eve of a presidential election which incumbent Vladimir Putin should comfortably win.

US Air Force identifies seven killed in Iraq helicopter crash
Louis Michael Bonacasa died when a suicide bomber attacked their patrol in a village outside Bagram Air Base in Parwan Province. Captain Zanetis was an HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, who joined the 106th Rescue Wing in 2008.

Britain is to target wealth linked to the Kremlin in response to the poisoning of a former spy, foreign minister Boris Johnson said Sunday ahead of a visit by worldwide chemical weapons experts.

The order to close the British Council ends almost 60 years of its work in Russian Federation as the UK's global organization for culture and education. "We can be reassured by the strong support we have received from our friends and allies around the world", May said at the Conservative Party's spring forum in London.

Johnson said Britain's National Security Council will meet this week to discuss "what further measures if any" the country will take.

On Friday, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was overwhelmingly likely that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself had made the decision to use a military-grade nerve toxin to strike down Mr Skripal.

Gunman kills one at U.S. shopping mall
While he and his mother were " a little shaken", he said employees were helpful in keeping people inside the mall calm. Deputies were still going store to store looking for potential witnesses, a sheriff's department spokesperson said.

Johnson also dismissed the ambassador's demand for Russian involvement in the investigation as "inappropriate".

Britain, the United States, Germany and France have jointly called on Russia to explain the attack, while US President Donald Trump has said it looks as if the Russians were behind it.

The development comes as counter-terrorism police renewed their appeal for sightings of Skripal's burgundy BMW 320D saloon auto, registration HD09 WAO, in Salisbury on the morning of Sunday March 4. Both remain in critical condition.

It is also planning to make it harder for Putin allies to travel and to target the finances of oligarchs living in Britain.The Sunday Times said the government had warned power companies to strengthen their cyber defences over fears that Russian Federation could attempt to cause a blackout.

Russia Expels 23 UK Diplomats
Britain is expelling 23 Russian diplomats and taking other steps against Russian interests as the two nations' relations plummet. March 17 — Russian Federation announces it is expelling 23 British diplomats, shutting the British consulate in St.

Russian Federation gave the British diplomats one week to leave. An autopsy showed he died from "compression to the neck", the police said in a statement, adding that there was no evidence he had been poisoned or to link his death to the attack on the Skripals.

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