"Last year we have shown that these threats have proven to be tragically proven – and this is due, among other things, to the reckless use of a chemical weapon on our own roads by two Russian intelligence agents, but it has also demonstrated our commitment to respond – we said, "May said at the mayor's feast, according to a preview of her speech that was released earlier today.
"Together with our allies, in response to the attack on Salisbury, we coordinated the largest ever collective removal of Russian officials, radically destroying the possibility of Russian intelligence for years to come, and our law enforcement agencies through strenuous investigations and co-operation with our allies, produced the indisputable evidence that allowed the Crown Prosecution Office to charge charges against those responsible. "
Since the attack against the Skirpals, Russia and the United Kingdom have been involved in a bitter diplomatic struggle.
"In these actions, we have seen the impact of international unity and a collective response to these threats. We have shown that while the challenge is real, so the collective determination of like-minded partners is to defend our values, our democracies and people he told us.
However, May said that this was not the relationship with Russia she wants.
"We are open to a different relationship – where Russia abandons those attacks that undermine international treaties and international security – and acts jointly with us to fulfill the shared responsibilities we share as permanent members of the UN Security Council. we hope that the Russian state will choose to follow this path, if it does, we will respond in kind. "