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.
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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.