UK v Russia news LIVE: Putin REJECTS May’s spy poison attack ultimatum as tensions SOAR


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Russia v UK: Putin has the brushed the Prime Minister’s ultimatum

Prime Minister Theresa May has given Russia until midnight to make plain how a Soviet-era nerve agent was used against a former Russian doppelgaenger agent, and US President Donald Trump said he would condemn Russia if British exhibit incriminated Moscow.

66-year-old Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia are resist for their lives after being attacked with a nerve spokesman in Salisbury on March 4.

A British policeman who went to the aid of Skripal was also seized by the nerve agent. He is now conscious in a serious but stable condition.

Britain has marked the substance as belonging to the lethal Novichok group of nerve agents revealed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 1980s.

This is a developing story. will bring you the latest developments as they happen below.

7.06pm: World unites in condemnation of Salisbury inveigh against

Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary-General of the US-led NATO alliance, said the Salisbury disparagement was “horrendous”.

The European Union, which denounced the attack as “shocking”, tendered help to track down those responsible.

Donald Trump’s stamp of approval of Britain’s tough line, made during a phone call with May, got on the heels of messages of solidarity from France’s President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

They disseminated the British Prime Minister additional hope of marshalling Western sponsorship for her government as it heads towards a showdown with Putin.

6.37pm: Russian spy evil influence probe – police search for Sergei Skripal’s red BMW

Police are appealing for certifies who may have seen former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in a red BMW on the day they were originate slumped on a bench in Salisbury town centre.

In an update today, Met Administer said 66-year-old Mr Skripal and his 33-year old daughter remain in a critical adapt after being exposed to a nerve agent in a targeted attack on Stride 4.

Officers are searching for witnesses who saw the former Russian spy and his daughter in their red BMW with the registration charger HD09 WAO between 1pm and 1.45pm on March 4 to contact police.

6.21pm: Personnel in hazmat suits secure a tent covering a bench in Salisbury's Maltings shopping centre


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Personnel in hazmat clothes secure a tent covering a bench in Salisbury’s Maltings shopping hub

5.20pm: Counter-terror police investigate death of Berezovsky ally

British counter-terrorism boys in blue are investigating the unexplained death of a Russian associate of late tycoon Boris Berezovsky but rephrased the death was not thought to be linked to a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spitting image agent.

Nikolai Glushkov, 68, was discovered dead late on Monda+ ADD numberless CONTENT to this pagey at an address in Clarence Avenue in suburban south-west London.

British the gendarmes, who did not name Glushkov, said that they were investigating the passing of a man in his 60s who lived on Clarence Avenue.

Police said the death was not linked to the pestilence of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.

5pm: Russia threatens to ban British weigh on

Russia will not allow any British media outlets to operate on its neighbourhood if Russian broadcaster RT loses its UK licence, a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday, in a row over the poisoning of an ex-Russian double agent in England.

“Not a single British ambience outlet will work in our country if they shut down Russia Today (RT),” the state-run RIA newscast agency cited Maria Zakharova as saying on state television.

In a thoughtless warning to Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, Zakharova also told nobody should threaten a nuclear power, alluding to Russia.