EU leaders agree to recall its ambassador from Moscow

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is noted that at the moment, German diplomat Markus Ederer is the EU Ambassador to Russia
18:30, 23 March 2018


The leaders of the European Union agreed to recall the EU Ambassador from Moscow for the consultation due to the poisoning of Sergey Skripal, the former GRU officer in Salisbury as Reuters reported.

'The Ambassador will be recalled for the consultation', the source of Reuters claimed. It is noted that at the moment, German diplomat Markus Ederer is the EU Ambassador to Russia.

Related: UK to not impose new anti-Russian sanctions due to Skripal case

Earlier it was reported that the leaders of the EU agreed with the UK that Russia is likely to bear responsibility for the attacks at Skripal.

British Prime Minister Theresa May decided to expel 23 Russian diplomats due to the incident in Salisbury. Russian diplomats had a week to leave Great Britain. Besides, the law enforcers will tighten control at the customs and check of private planes for the same reason. In return, Russia said it would expel 23 British diplomats as a reaction to Britain’s actions. Russian Foreign Ministry informed in its announcement.

Related: Skripal case: 23 Russian diplomats leave Russian embassy in London

Theresa May, British Prime Minister, stated that Russia was highly likely to be involved in Skripal’s case. Later, Britain had officially confirmed the use of Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury. Due to this, British representative accused Russia of violating of UN Charter and Chemical Weapons Convention at the UN Security Council session.

Ex-colonel of Russia’s Main Intelligence Agency, Sergey Skripal and his daughter, poisoned in the center of Salisbury town in the evening of March 4, are still struggling for life in the intensive care unit of the local hospital. The British special services suppose that Skripals were poisoned by his ex-colleague Andrey Lugovoy, who acted on orders from Moscow.

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