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Salisbury spy poisoning: May issues ultimatum to Moscow

Prime minister says origin of nerve agent and past record of assassinations make Russian involvement highly likelyTheresa May has given Vladimir Putin’s administration until midnight on Tuesday to explain how a former spy was poisoned in Salisbury, otherwise she will conclude it was an “unlawful use of force” by the Russian state against the UK. After chairing a meeting of the national security council, the prime minister told MPs that it was “highly likely” that Russia was responsible for the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. She warned...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Tuesday, 13 March