EU recalls its ambassador to Moscow over Salisbury attack

EU recalls its ambassador to Moscow over Salisbury attack

EU recalls its ambassador to Moscow over Salisbury attack

Written by Keshala Dias

23 Mar, 2018 | 4:40 pm

The EU has recalled its ambassador to Moscow after leaders agreed it was “highly likely” Russia was responsible for a nerve agent attack in the UK.

In a joint statement released by leaders after midnight Brussels time the EU leaders said there was “no plausible alternative explanation” for the use of Novichok in Salisbury other than its deployment by the Russian government.

The union’s 27 leaders backed UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s claim.

Meanwhile, a convoy of vehicles was seen leaving the British Embassy in Moscow ahead of Russia’s deadline for 23 UK diplomats to leave the country.

Russia decided to expel British diplomats in retaliation for the expulsion of Russian diplomats in the UK.

Moscow still denies responsibility for the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury.


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