May: Russia either poisoned Sergei Skripal or lost control of deadly nerve agent

Theresa May has said it’s ‘highly likely’ that former double agent Sergei Skripal was poisoned by Russia.

Amber Rudd has summoned the Russian Ambassador to a meeting to explain whether the Russian government was directly behind the attack or if it lost control of the substance and allowed it to get into the hands of others.

The Ambassador has until Wednesday to respond. If there’s no credible response then this amounts to an unlawful use of force against the UK and May will set out the government’s response.

A British police officer was also hurt, as well as Skripal and his daughter, who remain in a critical condition.