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    Macron Vows to Announce France's Measures Against Russia After Skripal Poisoning

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    London has refused to provide Russia with any materials on the investigation as well as on the nerve agent in the case of the poisoning of Russia's former spy Sergei Skripal.

    French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to announce measures against Russia over the Skripal poisoning in near future.

    Macron said he would announce the measures against Moscow "in the coming days," and condemned the attack, in which "everything points to the fact that Russia is responsible," according to the Franceinfo broadcaster.

    "France condemns this unacceptable attack on the soil of our ally and I want to express my solidarity to Theresa May," Macron said.

    Earlier in the day, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that France would coordinate with the United Kingdom its response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of its former spy in Salisbury.

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    Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped unconscious on a bench in Salisbury after being exposed to what British experts have identified as a Russian-made nerve agent.

    Russian officials have rejected London's claims that Moscow was in any way involved in the incident. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has stressed that Russia was ready to cooperate on the investigation but needed to have access to the case materials, including samples of the substance in question.

     

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    Alleged Poisoning Attack on Russian Ex-Spy Skripal in UK (225)

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