The UK are to expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury.
The PM stated that the diplomats have one week to leave and were identified as ‘undeclared intelligence officers.’
The UK told the united nations that the Russians had used a “weapon so horrific that it is banned in war.”
Russia denies all allegations of attempted murder and says they will respond appropriately.
Sergi Skripal, 66 and Yulia Skripal, 33 are in a critical condition after the Russian nerve attack. They were found slumped on a bench near the Maltings shopping centre, Salisbury on 4th March 2018.
A police officer is also critically ill after caring for the two. The officer now remains in hospital, while another is being treated as an outpatient.
The chemical used in the horrific attack has been identified as being part of a group of nerve agents developed in Russia known as ‘Novichok.’
How did it start?
It first started when Yulia Skripal flew to London’s Heathrow Airport on a flight from Russia at about 14:40 GMT on the 3rd March 2018.
Then on the 4th of March, at roughly 13:40 GMT, Mr Skripal and his daughter (Yulia) arrived at the Sainsbury’s upper lever car park in Salisbury city centre.
Police say that the pair went to the Bishop’s Mill pub before going to Zizzi restaurant from 14:20-15:35. Victims of the attack include 38 members of the public who have been treated in hospital, of the 38, 34 have been discharged.
Everyone has been discharged but Mr Skripal, Yulia Skripal and Detective Sgt Bailey remain in hospital with one outpatient being monitored but not showing any signs of exposure.
The investigation still continues.
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