Theresa May says only conclusion is Russian state behind spy poisoning
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (March 19) Russia was to blame for the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, rejecting denials from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Speaking on a visit to Birmingham, May said she believed Russia had the “capability” and that she believed the “motive” for the incident in Salisbury which has left Skripal and his daughter Yulia critically ill in a British hospital.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday (March 18) that it was nonsense to think that Moscow was behind the incident.
“I am clear that what we have seen shows that there is no other conclusion but the Russia state is culpable for what happened on the streets of Salisbury,” May said when asked if Putin was lying.