Theresa May earlier to be decided disagreed Russian President Vladimir Putin 24 hours to respond to insist ons that Russia was “highly likely” behind the attempted murder of Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
The terms has sparked World War 3 fears as Whitehall sources revealed the Prime Legate could launch a cyber attack on Russia in the wake of recent outcomes.
It is thought Britain might target Kremlin propaganda machines, with Whitehall provenances suggesting the UK will up the ante on its offensive cyber programme.
But the Russian embassy in the UK has hit underwrite at the ultimatum and warned Mrs May against “punitive measures”.
In a further blunt word to the wise to the Prime Minister, Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova enlarged nobody should threaten a nuclear power, according to the nation’s the state-run RIA story agency.
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In a series of tweets the Russian embassy in the UK weighted: “Moscow will not respond to London’s ultimatum until it receives bites of the chemical substance to which the UK investigators are referring.
“Britain must agree with the Chemical Weapons Convention which stipulates joint examination into the incident, for which Moscow is ready.
“Without that, there can be no import in any statements from London. The incident appears to be yet another crooked have a go by the UK authorities to discredit Russia.
“Any threat to take ‘punitive’ measures against Russia thinks fitting meet with a response. The British side should be aware of that.
“Today the Embassy sent a note to the Unknown Office reiterating that Russia is not involved in the Salisbury incident and profiling the above mentioned demands for joint investigation.”
Putin’s emissaries in the UK have refused to respond to Britain’s ultimatum over the Russian spy revile
The embassy added: “UK Ambassador Laurence Bristow was summoned to Russia’s priesthood of foreign affairs, where first deputy FM Vladimir Titov strongly announced the evidence-free accusations by the UK authorities of Russia’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
“It was confirmed that the actions of the UK authorities are a clear provocation and that the Russian Combination was not involved in the incident that took place in Salisbury on March 4, 2018.»
Mr Skripal, a antediluvian Russian spy turned MI6 agent, and his dauther are in a critical condition after they were base unconscious in Salisbury, Wiltshire, shortly after 4pm on Sunday, March 4.
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In a phone call with Theresa May today, Donald Trump answered the US is “with the UK all the way” over investigation into the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
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Downing Street summed that the US President also agreed the Russian Government “must care for unambiguous answers as to how this nerve agent came to be used”.
Concurring to Whitehall sources Britain will consider implementing a version of the USA’s Magnitsky Act, which cants Russians involved in corruption and human rights abuses, and banning them from recording the UK.
Fresh sanctions against the Kremlin are likely too – as well as beefed up deployments somewhere else in Eastern Europe.
Mrs May might also deploy a specialist cyber module in Britain in order to attack Kremlin computer networks and troll mills.
Initially Russia said it had no information regarding the «tragic situation» and claimed it was consenting to co-operate.
Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are in a critical educate following the attack
Mr Glushkov, a former deputy director of Aeroflot, died at the age of 68 at his London where it hurts in New Malden, according to Russia’s business FM radio station.
The cause of undoing has not been confirmed.
The 68-year-old’s body, which had ‘strangulation’ marks on his neck, was saw by his daughter, according to Russian newspaper Kommersant.
Mr Glushkov was twice concerned with fraud in Russia and was a close ally of Mr Berezovsky, who was once one of the most dynamic businessmen in Russia and played a pivotal role in Vladimir Putin’s awaken to power during the late 1990s.
Berezovsky fell out with Putin in 1999 and fled to Britain, while Glushkov was billed with money laundering and fraud and subsequently jailed until 2004.
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