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Russia propaganda barrage appears to have lost some momentum following the EU announcements, likely as they need to retool and refocus their arguments for different audiences.
PM May’s brief to the EU was successful, and she was able to gather some good support, possibly as much as can be gathered at this time in an internally fragmented EU.
DS Bailey released from hospital, while one of his colleagues is admitted for suspected exposure. Concerns that Col Skripal and Yulia may have suffered brain damage, both remain in a coma. Other related reports.
A convoy of vehicles has left the British Embassy in Moscow ahead of a Russian deadline for 23 British diplomats to leave the country, Reuters television footage showed.
Russian Foreign Ministry official Vladimir Yermakov mocked Britain’s response to the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, at a meeting with foreign diplomats in Moscow on March 21. (Reuters)
The Russian Ministry of the Interior said that UK authorities themselves may have “staged” the attack on former intelligence agent Sergei …
Judge allows blood samples to be taken for weapons watchdog.
The row over suspected Russian involvement in the assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal has sparked some very confrontational social media activity.
On his website, John Laurits (a self-identified communist based in Oregon) claimed that there is “no evidence” that Russia was involved in the poisoning of former Russian spy and double agent, Sergei Skripal. The blog post was shared on Facebook pages including “Thinking Progressives” and “Real Progressives” before users flagged it as potentially containing inaccurate information. On March 4, Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, were found slumped over on a park bench in Salisbury after being poisoned by a nerve agent. At least 21 people have received medical treatment due to the attack.
Britain needs the prime minister to step up and lead it through these perilous times.
Theresa May welcomes EU support over Russia’s nerve-agent attack on former spy – British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the support offered by other European Union leaders on Friday when they agreed with London’s assessment that it was highly likely that Moscow was behind nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy.
Leaders of the European Union (EU) on Thursday sided with the British government in saying that Russia was likely behind the nerve attack that left a former Russian spy and his daughter hospitalized.
MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain (all times local):
Russia’s spy networks across Europe were under threat last night as at least five EU countries prepared to follow Britain and expel diplomats in response to the Salisbury poisoning.The move came as Theresa May attempted to unify all 28 countries behind a statement blaming Moscow for the attempted mu
Prime Minister Theresa May won “unqualified solidarity” from Brussels, which said Moscow was the only plausible culprit for a nerve agent attack.
European Union leaders sided with the U.K. and said it’s “highly likely” that Russia was behind the nerve agent poisoning in Britain of a former double agent.
In addition to formal statement, leaders agree to recall EU ambassador from Moscow for consultations.
At a summit in Brussels, EU leaders said “there is no plausible alternative explanation” for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter earlier this month in southern England.
The European Union’s ambassador to Moscow will be recalled for consultations over the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain, Ireland’s leader said.
The EU will recall its ambassador to Russia for consultations in response to a nerve agent attack on an ex-double agent in England. Several EU member states are also considering expelling Russian diplomats.
The leaders of several EU countries said Friday they are mulling whether to expel Russian diplomats or take other steps to support Britain following a nerve agent attack on a former spy.
European Union leaders backed Britain on Thursday in blaming Moscow over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England and recalled their envoy to Moscow in a symbolic protest.
After Theresa May addressed EU leaders on the growing threat from Russia, they issued a joint statement of solidarity and Brussels recalled its ambassador for consultations.
Five member states plan move as bloc’s leaders agree that Moscow likely source of Salisbury attack
The declaration opens the door for further retaliation against Russia over the chemical weapons attack on British soil.
Most of 28 European leaders stand with Theresa May over Skripal poisoning but Greece and Italy say they’re still keen to preserve Kremlin ties
The Prime Minister said Vladimir Putin ‘s ‘brazen and reckless’ flouting of international law represents a threat democracies across the continent.
Theresa May is to hold a three-way crisis meeting on the Salisbury nerve agent attack with the French and German premiers in the margins of a European summit on Thursday. The Prime Minister is attending the European Council meeting in Brussels where she will brief the other 27 EU leaders on Brexit and the Salisbury nerve agent incident, as well as consider a response to rising US trade protectionism.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is pushing European Union leaders to sharpen their response to the poisoning of a Russian former double agent, in a test of how much influence London will have over the EU’s foreign policy once it leaves the bloc.
Theresa May will today appeal to European leaders to back Britain by signing up to an unequivocal statement accepting that Russia was to blame for the Salisbury attack on the spy Sergei Skripal.A draft text prepared for today’s European Council meeting states that European leaders took evidence of R
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would tell other European Union leaders on Thursday that Russia posed a threat to the whole bloc, not only to Britain, following an attack using a military-grade nerve agent in England. “Russia staged a brazen and reckless attack against the United Kingdom,” May told reporters on arriving at an EU summit. “It’s clear that the Russian threat does not respect borders and indeed the incident in (the town of) Salisbury was a pattern of Russian aggression against Europe and its near neighbours.”
Theresa May will today urge EU countries to do more to stand up to Russia. She will address the EU Council in Brussels as she seeks multilateral retaliation for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal. A senior UK government source says the EU must now see Russia as a “strategic enemy.” The UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson compares Putin to Hitler.
It’s a big day in Brussels with lots on the table for European Union leaders gathered for a two-day summit. Has the 28-nation bloc succeeded in getting exemptions from the U.S. on planned tariffs? Looks like it.
Britain is asking other European states to crack down together on Russian spy networks that could be preparing similar attacks to the nerve agent assault on a former Russian spy in England, diplomats said.
Speaking to EU leaders, Theresa May calls to condemn the Kremlin’s ‘pattern of aggression against Europe and its near neighbors’ ■ Russian ambassador in Britain criticizes London’s ‘bad record of violating international law’
The EU boss couldn’t resist stopping to say hello, even though the Prime Minister was obviously busy
Theresa May’s call for Europe-wide expulsions of Russian diplomats was gaining traction today as one of her fellow EU leaders said she was also considering expulsions.
There is a reason Putin thinks that he can get away with spreading deadly nerve agent in a peaceful British city
Germany has sent out mixed messages over its relationship with Russia in recent weeks, showing how carefully the country feels it needs to tread so it doesn’t alienate a neighbor and key trading partner.
The Russian government’s greatest weakness is its dependence on Western investors.
Sergei and Yulia Skripal may have suffered life-long brain damage as a result of the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, a court has heard. Mr Justice Williams told the Court of Protection that the father and daughter remain in intensive care under heavy sedation. “The precise effect of their exposure on their long-term health remains unclear but medical tests indicate that their mental capacity might be compromised to an unknown and so far unascertained degree,” the judge said.
The military-grade nerve toxin attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia may have left the victims with ‘compromised mental capacity,’ a British judge said on Thursday. It is unclear whether the former Russian double agent and his adult child will recover from being poisoned with what the UK says was a Russian chemical weapon…
Chemical weapons expert can carry out tests on blood from pair who both remain in a coma
The policeman who responded to the scene of the nerve agent attack on a former spy was released Thursday, as another officer exposed to the deadly chemical was being treated for minor symptoms.
The policeman exposed to the deadly novichok nerve agent after the Salisbury attack said “normal life for me will probably never be the same” as he was released from hospital yesterday. Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, 38, was among the first to the scene when Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found coll
Officers continue to examine Salisbury property almost three weeks after poisoning
A second police officer investigating the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter is receiving treatment for suspected poisoning, it has been reported.
American-born businessman Bill Browder is a major thorn in the side of Russia’s leader.
Despite increasing tension between the UK and Russia, travel patterns to Moscow and St Petersburg have barely been affected, The Independent can reveal.
A long read on how nerve agents were developed – and used in an attack on a former Russian spy on the streets of Salisbury.
And the Labour leader attacked the views expressed by ministers about the Kremlin – saying they were not ‘particularly helpful or sensible’
A British court has opened an inquest to establish the cause of death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who was found at his home in London earlier this month.