Britain says likely that Russia's Putin made decision for nerve agent attack

Britain says likely that Russia's Putin made decision for nerve agent attack

Britain says likely that Russia's Putin made decision for nerve agent attack

Britain's government said the move was expected, and that it doesn't change the British conviction that Russian Federation was behind the poisoning of ex-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British city of Salisbury.

"In his campaign rally in Crimea today, President Putin reiterated Russia's false claims to Ukrainian territory in another open admission that the Russian government disdains the worldwide order and disrespects the territorial integrity of sovereign nations", Nauert said.

"Where Prime Minister [Theresa] May has taken bold and decisive initial action to combat Russian aggression, our own president has waffled and demurred", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement on Wednesday.

Britain previously accused Russian Federation of being behind what it has called the "brazen" nerve-agent attack on Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia, 33, in Salisbury, England, on March 4.

Britian has accused Russian Federation of using a military grade, allegedly Soviet-produced nerve agent belonging to a strain known as Novichok against Sergei and Yulia, both of whom remained in a critical condition.

After the British attack, Mr Peters put out a statement expressing concern and saying the question of how the nerve agent got to Britain from Russian Federation was the "key issue".

The closure of the British Council's Moscow office will sever cultural ties, while that of the consulate-general in St Petersburg will end Britain's diplomatic presence in Russia's second city.

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The administration has been accusing Islamabad of providing sanctuaries instead of taking action against militant groups. The official said: "The president has made it clear that he is not satisfied with the action taken by Pakistan".

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday that it was overwhelmingly likely that Russian President Vladimir Putin himself made the decision to use a military-grade nerve toxin to strike down a former Russian agent on English soil.

ReutersBritish ambassador Laurie Bristow leaves the Soviet-era Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow after being told of the sanctions.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is predicted to win Sunday's election with around 70% of the vote despite a lacklustre campaign and his refusal to participate in televised debates.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow that Russian Federation "won't accept absolutely unfounded accusations against it, which are not substantiated by any evidence, and won't accept the language of ultimatum". The tensions threaten to overshadow Putin's expected re-election tomorrow for another six-year presidential term.

A British policeman who was also affected by the nerve agent is now conscious in a serious but stable condition.

"The ordinary Russian people here in Britain and in Russia are even more the victims of all this".

Trump called it "something that should never, ever happen, and we're taking it very seriously, as I think are many others".

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"The time has come for the global community to realise that the assistance funds to Gaza are being buried underground". The attacks on the tunnels came hours after a bomb planted near the Israel-Gaza border exploded.

Critics of the British government have long claimed that the U.K.is reluctant to act against Russia because London's property market and financial sector are magnets for billions in Russian money. The official military newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) quoted the former head of Russia's GRU military intelligence, Fyodor Ladygin, who denied his officers had been involved.

But Johnson went a step further and blamed Putin directly today.

Recalling the allies' strong bonds, Haley said the the United States "stands in absolute solidarity with Great Britain".

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova denied that Russia or the Soviet Union had ever developed Novichok, the class of nerve agent that Britain says was used to poison the Skripals.

Scotland Yard said a man in his 60s was found at a home in Clarence Avenue, New Malden, south-west London, on Monday and that the cause of his death is unexplained - but there was "no evidence to suggest a link to the incident in Salisbury".

The poisoning has plunged Britain and Russian Federation into a war of recrimination and blame.

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