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.
"It is highly likely that Russia was responsible" says Theresa May following the nerve agent attack on a former spy in Salisbury and his daughter pic.twitter.com/RS6o5hevaS
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 12, 2018
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.
Russia has until Wednesday to explain how Novichok came to be deployed on streets of UK. Failure to provide credible response will trigger "much more extensive" measures against Moscow than were used in wake of Litvinenko, PM says
— Deborah Haynes (@haynesdeborah) March 12, 2018
A British police officer was also hurt, as well as Skripal and his daughter, who remain in a critical condition.