Theresia may respond to Russia's "reckless" use of chemical weapons in Salisbury


"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. "

The comments respond to the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergey Sprill and his daughter, Yulia, who were loosely found in a park bench in the southern English city of Salisbury on March 4th. They were exposed to Novichok, a rare Soviet – a nervous factor that few scientists outside of Russia have ever encountered.

Since the attack against the Skirpals, Russia and the United Kingdom have been involved in a bitter diplomatic struggle.

Although Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement, more than 20 countries have denied Russian diplomats in response to the attack.
On June 30, Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley, a couple living in Amesbury, near Salisbury, also suffered from the Novichok exposure. Sturgess died on July 8th. The UK researchers linked the incident to the attack on the Sparrows.
In September, British prosecutors accused two Russian nationals of attacking the nervous agent on March 4th. The men claimed they had nothing to do with the attack on Skripal and his daughter, saying they came to the United Kingdom to visit Stonehenge.
In her speech on Sunday, May also referred to the actions taken against the Russian Intelligence Agency, the GRU. Last month, the Dutch government accused the GRU of targeting the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the global control of chemical weapons.

"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. "