Theresa May, Britain’s Prime Minister, said that a number of Russian diplomats will be expelled from the country under the measures taken as a response to poisoning of Sergey Skripal. She said it at the weekly speech in the House of Commons, Sky News report.
The reporter of the news agency noted that the number of expelled diplomats will not gain the index of 1871, yet it will be significant.
Breaking: The PM will announce the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the UK. Not as many as in 1971 but “significant” I’m told.— Alistair Bunkall (@AliBunkallSKY) 14 марта 2018 г.
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.
As it was reported, Britain can provide evidence that Russia is likely to be involved in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer.