UK’s May says 18 countries will expel Russian intelligence officers
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (March 26) that 18 countries have announced plans to expel Russian intelligence officers in response to Moscow’s suspected involvement in a nerve agent attack in England on a former Russian spy this month.
May also told Parliament that more than 130 people could have been exposed to the military-grade nerve agent that poisoned Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury earlier this month.
May said that Britain had information that indicated Russia over the last decade had investigated ways of delivering nerve agents, probably for assassination.
Moscow has denied being behind the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the southern English city of Salisbury on March 4.
Earlier on Monday, the United States, European countries, and Canada said they would throw out Russian diplomats over the case.