Military personnel wearing protective suits remove a police car and other vehicles from a public car park as they continue investigations into the poisoning of Sergei Skripal on March 11, 2018 in Salisbury, England. (Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

< Go to Homepage

UK Hints at Sanctions Over Russia Spy Attack

Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister Theresa May over the alleged involvement of Moscow.

Pressure is mounting on  Prime Minister Theresa May over the alleged involvement of Moscow in the attempted murder of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Britain’s National Security Council is set to meet Monday to discuss the latest intelligence on the attack. Multiple UK media reports suggested that the government is close to finalizing a number of retaliatory measures, such as diplomatic expulsions and sanctions if a Russia link is formally established. This would put relations between the UK and Russia at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. Authorities believe the Skripals were deliberately targeted. They were found slumped on a bench near a shopping center in the city of Salisbury eight days ago. Police say that a nerve agent was used in the attack, reports CNN. Monday’s meeting comes as public health authorities warned hundreds of people could be affected by the attack since traces of the nerve agent were detected in the Salisbury branch of the Italian restaurant Zizzi and The Mill pub. England’s chief medical officer, Sally Davies, urged anyone who visited either location on the same day as Sergei Skripal to wash their clothes and any possessions they had with them at the time.

Read the full story at CNN