'It is not in our interests to tear any dialogue with Russia but the relations will not remain the same after the events that happened in our country. Particularly, we cancel the invitation to the Foreign Minister of Russia to visit the UK. Also, we will implement new measures to prevent the threat from the hostile countries. Of course, there are the procedures that we cannot announce now – it is the security of our country. But we will not allow further provocations from Russia', May said.
In her turn, Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman of Russia's Foreign Minister appealed to May with a request to not estimate the work of Lavrov.
'Lavrov is a Russian minister, not British. And the president of Russia estimates him. I understand that you would like to think in another way. But your minister is Boris Johnson', she claimed.
As we reported earlier, Sergey Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer, and his daughter were poisoned in British Salisbury. Earlier, he was arrested in Russia and charged with "high treason in the form of espionage", and was convicted. Later, Skripal was pardoned and exchanged for a group of revealed Russian spies.