In March of 2018, over a dozen European countries, as well as the United States and Canada, followed in London's footsteps and announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats in connection with the Sergei Skripal case. Moscow maintains that it has no role in the alleged poisoning of Skripal and said it will take countermeasures.
The UK government said last week that the clean-up work had begun in Salisbury, which was the site of the suspected nerve agent attack against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian embassy in the United Kingdom presented on Friday a report entitled Salisbury: a Classified Case which deals with the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the United Kingdom.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The vast majority of Russians, or 89 percent, believe that their country's response to the mass expulsion of Russian diplomats worldwide over the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter, allegedly orchestrated by Moscow, was appropriate, a poll conducted by the (VTsIOM) showed on Friday.
The Russian Embassy in the UK tweeted a few letters of support, sent by British nationals, amid London's ongoing smear campaign against Moscow over the Skripal case.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The overwhelming majority (88 percent) of Bulgarian citizens supported their government's decision to not expel Russian diplomats over the poisoning of former GRU agent Sergei Skripal on UK soil due to lack of evidence of Russia's involvement in the incident, according to a poll conducted by the Gallup International Institute.
UK authorities have denied an entry visa to the niece of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal saying her visa application as it "did not comply with the Immigration Rules."
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US lawmakers Joaquin Castro and Mike Turner have introduced a new bill calling for new sanctions against Russian in response to the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, Castro's office said in a press release on Friday.
The failure of the UK laboratory experts at Porton Down to confirm that the nerve agent we were told was used on the Skripals actually came from Russia, has led to back-pedalling from Ministers and Establishment-friendly journalists and the propagation of new, even more outlandish conspiracy theories to try and shore up the 'Official Narrative.'
The diplomatic row over the Skripal case is becoming to look like an angry book club meeting up, as the rivals use more and more fictional analogies to attack the opponents, puzzling social media users .
Now that 60 diplomats have been ordered to leave Russia by the country's Foreign Ministry in a tit-for-tat response over the Moscow-London row, the US Embassy has released a farewell clip. The personae non grata opened up about what is on their hearts and minds ahead of the one-way journey.
The coalition of center-right and right-wing parties, who won the majority in the new Italian government, lambasted the decision of the outbound Cabinet to expel Russian diplomats amid political uncertainty
The admission by scientists from the Porton Down defense lab that that they could not actually verify the source of the nerve agent used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter has not stopped British media from blaming Russia for the affair, or calling on London to take an even tougher stance against the Russians.
The chancellor emphasized the neutral role of the country on the international scene, commenting on the reasons why Austria and the third of the EU states refused to take part in the expulsion parade, induced by the UK over allegations that Russia poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal.
US diplomats, which had previously been declared personae non gratae by Russia, left the building of the diplomatic mission in Moscow. They have been ordered to leave Russia before April 5.
The Embassy's light trolling follows the admission by chemical weapons experts at the Porton Down military laboratory that the "precise source" of the chemical used in the Skripal poisoning case could not be determined.
Moscow's reciprocal move comes after a number of European countries, as well as the US, Canada and Australia decided to remove Russian diplomatic staff in solidarity with the UK, which groundlessly blamed the poisoning of ex-Russian intelligence officer Skripal on Russia.
Hungary is among the countries that have decided to join the UK in expelling Russian diplomats, hence why Moscow reserved the right to respond to Hungary's actions over the Skripal poisoning.
The poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK last month was quickly blamed on Russia despite a lack of material evidence tying it to the attack. British Prime Minister Theresa May expelled 23 Russian diplomats shortly after the incident, with several other UK allies also imposing diplomatic sanctions against Russia.
Armin Laschet, head of the most populated German state, North Rhine-Westphalia, has criticized the actions of the UK and its foreign supporters in the Skripal poisoning case, reproaching the expulsion of diplomats without sound evidence.
The Salisbury poisoning is being used by the West as a pretext to once again exert pressure on Russia and damage its international reputation, Chinese analysts told Sputnik, adding that the coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats indicates that the Cold War has not yet become a thing of the past.