Moscow will soon expel the British diplomats from Russia in the response to the actions of the UK. Sergey Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russia claimed this as RIA News reported.
On the question on the readiness of Moscow to expel the British diplomats in the response to the actions of the UK, Lavrov answered in the affirmative.
Talking about the terms, Lavrov claimed: ‘Soon’.
As it was reported earlier Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said that Russia is likely to be involved in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer. She said that in the Parliament. According to her, Skripal was poisoned by a military neuroparalytic substance, made by Russia. She believes that it was either Russia’s direct action or Moscow lost grip of its chemical weapon.
Russian Foreign Ministry called British PM Theresa May’s claim about Russian involvement in Skripal’s poisoning a crude provocation, which disrupts the basis of a normal interstate dialogue between the states.
Later Britain made a decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats. Russian diplomats have a week to leave Great Britain.
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.