UK PM May says UK government will include Magnitsky-type amendments to sanctions bill; increase checks on Russians coming into UK; consider new anti-espionage legislation, among other measures

Map. History of UK conflict

18 March 2018
White House says it shares Britain's assessment that Russia is responsible for poisoning of Russian ex-spy
French Foreign Minister Le Drian Says In Coming Hours France Will Be In Contact At The Highest Level With British Authorities To Coordinate Its Response Following UK Poison Attack
Russian delegate: Britain wants to smear Russia's reputation
Russian ambassador to the U.N. says 'we demand that material proof be provided of allegedly found Russian trace' in poisoning incident in Britain
Russia's Lavrov never accepted invite, withdrawn, to visit Britain - Foreign Ministry
Vasily Nebenzya: It is even difficult for me to comment while using diplomatic vocabulary.
At UN Security Council meeting, Amb. Haley says US believes Russia is responsible for nerve attack: "If we don't take immediate, concrete measures to address this now, Salisbury will not be the last place we see chemical weapons used This is a defining moment."
French delegate to the Security Council: France condemns the attack and solidarity with the British ally
"The credibility of this council will not survive if we fail to hold Russia accountable," @nikkihaley tells UN Security Council in session about nerve gas attack in UK
[email protected] says "The US believes that Russia is responsible" for the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
"The United States stands in absolute solidarity with the United Kingdom. The United States believes that Russia was responsible" - @nikkihaley.
Britain: Russia';s threats will not deter us and we will defend our values
In urgent UNSC meeting on poisoning of ex-spy in Salisbury @AmbassadorAllen says: We have not jumped to conclusions. We have carried out a thorough careful investigation which continues We have offered Russia a chance to explain but Russia has refused.
Deputy British delegate: Russia failed to comply with the Chemical Weapons Convention
Deputy British delegate to UN: We have informed the Chemical Weapons Organization of an attack on British territory
Deputy UK Envoy: This act constitutes a violation of Article 2 of the Charter of the United Nations
UK's @AmbassadorAllen on way into brief UNSC on investigation of Salisbury ex-Russian spy poisoning: "This was a reckless and indiscriminate act which put at risk the lives of innocent civilians."
3 day ago
Downing Street on PM's talks with @NicolaSturgeon
France fully backs NATO statement voicing solidarity with UK and concern over first offensive use of nerve agent on Alliance territory since NATO's foundation. ChemicalWeapons are "a threat to international peace and security"
France wants proof before responding on Britain poisoning affair
Russian foreign ministry says "the British Government opted for confrontation with Russia our response measures will not be long in coming"
Russia's Lavrov never accepted invite, withdrawn, to visit Britain - Foreign Ministry
[email protected] says the invitation to @realDonaldTrump to visit Ireland still stands
The UK's National Security Advisor will brief NATO in an emergency session tomorrow afternoon
UN chief says use of nerve agent in Britain 'unacceptable'
Russian Foreign Ministry: Britain has chosen confrontation with Moscow
Russian upper house of parliament head says Russia will react to UK actions in a fast, tough and reciprocal way
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says he "hopes common sense will prevail" as he denies Russian involvement in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal
UK will encourage the Trump administration to work together with Britain on the response to the nerve gas attack London blames on Russia, according to @theresa_may
UK Foreign Office tells Britons travelling to Russia to be aware of the possibility of anti-British sentiment or harassment
Moscow Orthodox Church concerned about May speech at Parliament
Britain Sacks Envoy to Tehran
We will look at security and protection of any UK football fans travelling to the World Cup in Russia - UK PM May
May ready to deploy other measures in the event of further Russian provocation - spokesman
British Prime Minister advises citizens wishing to travel to Russia to review the British Foreign Office first
Britain stands by commitments on Irish border after Brexit: PM May
3 day ago
PM says decision on the future of RT is for Ofcom
Mrs May has acted, quite rightly, against Russia. Not that it will make any difference says @Nigel_Farage
Russia's foreign ministry has responded to May's criticism of Lavrov with this sick burn: "Your minister is Boris Johnson"
The Russian embassy in Britain says the London decision to expel Russian diplomats is hostile, unacceptable and unjustified
British govt actions over Skripal case are unacceptable and provocation – Russian embassy
Moscow: The British prime minister has no right to judge Russia in the spy case
Police and emergency services are currently at the scene of a light aircraft crash in Winsford Cheshire. The plane came down in a field at approx 12:17 The pilot has been assessed by medics from an air ambulance and is believed to have minor injuries.
French government spokesman says France awaiting definitive conclusions of British spy attack inquiry before deciding any eventual actions
"The wealth of the Putin family should be exposed" says @TomTugendhat
Russia "would have responded to the deadline if it had known it was innocent" points out Julian Lewis MP
PM May: We are taking this matter to the UN. It will be part of an open discussion taking place tomorrow. This is not just about the incident that has taken place in the UK, it's about the use of chemical weapons
Russia's Foreign Ministry tells local news agencies that its official response is imminent
North Atlantic Council of @NATO will meet for a consecutive day tomorrow, PM says. This is a clear indication of gravity with which allies are treating Russia's attack on UK using chemical weapons
3 day ago
Ian Blackford for @theSNP says has to be robust response to use of "terror on our streets". Welcomes measures announced by PM.
PM May: This is not a question of our diplomacy. This is a question of the culpability of the Russian state on our soil We have a consensus with our allies
While Theresa May was announcing the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, providing reaction on Russian TV was Andrei Lugovoi: the man who, Britain concluded, poisoned Alexander Litvinenko.
UK PM May: This is not just an act of attempted murder this is an affront to the prohibition of the use of chemical weapons
PM May: We will not tolerate such a flagrant breach of Russia's international obligations I will speak to other allies in the coming days
UK PM May: It is not in our interests to break off all communication with Russian federation but this relationship cannot be the same
UK PM May says UK government will include Magnitsky-type amendments to sanctions bill; increase checks on Russians coming into UK; consider new anti-espionage legislation, among other measures
PM May: While our response must be robust, it must remain true to our values. Many Russians have made this their home but to those who seek to do us harm my message is simple - you are not welcome here
PM May: We will make full use of existing powers to track those travelling to the UK who could threatening security of UK. We will increase checks on freight and flights
May says we will suspend all high-level planned bilaterals with Russia, will revoke Lavrov meeting in UK
May says will freeze Russian state assets wherever we have evidence of a threat
3 day ago
PM says high-level bilateral contacts to be suspended. No ministers or royal family members going to World Cup.
UK PM May: Through these explusions, we will degrade Russian intelligence. If they seek to rebuild it, we will prevent them from doing so
PM May: "No attendance by Ministers or members of the Royal Family to this summer's World Cup"
3 day ago
PM: Many Russian abide by our laws and play an important part. But to those do harm, PM says: "You are not welcome here"
PM May: It was right to allow the Russian govt to provide an explanation but they have given no credible explanation. No explanation as to why Russia has an undeclared nuclear weapons programme instead they have treated this with sarcasm, contempt and defiance
"Either this was a direct act by the Russian state against our country, or conceivably the Russian government could have lost control of a military grade nerve agent" - @Theresa_May on Salisbury
3 day ago
PM seeking new legislative powers to harden defence, including power to detain those suspected of hostile activity at the border
3 day ago
PM says 23 Russian diplomats to be expelled. Given a week to leave. Biggest expulsion for 30 years.
UK PM May says Russia's response has show complete disdain, offered no explanation for undeclared chemical weapons program in contravention of law
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats as part of a range of measures in response to the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury
3 day ago
PM: Must come together with allies to defend our security
UK PM May: "We've agreed immediate actions to dismantle the Russian espionage network in the UK"
UK PM May on Russian poisoning: "It must be met with a full and robust response."
3 day ago
PM says Russia has shown defiance and contempt. Concludes Russian state responsible for attempted murder.
PM says Russian response shows disdain for seriousness of situation
Russia's response "has provided complete disdain for the gravity of these events" says PM May
3 day ago
PM statement on Salisbury response
Facebook says it has removed far-right 'Britain First' group's pages from the platform because the group's content "has repeatedly broken our Community Standards." President Trump almost apologized for retweeting the group earlier this year.
Russia threatens to expel British media if UK bars Russia's RT over spy poisoning crisis
Russian ambassador to the UK has told the British Government's actions are "completely unacceptable" and "a very serious provocation"
NATO allies urged Russia to answer Britain's questions over the poisoning of an ex-spy with a nerve agent, calling the suspected attack a "clear breach of international norms"
The Russian Ambassador has left the UK Foreign Office and told to expect a response from Russia
"Britain should follow international law" says Russian Ambassdor
3 day ago
PM says more "significant" powers will be going to Edinburgh as part of the Brexit process; then manages to segue onto tax rates in Scotland
3 day ago
@IanBlackfordMP PM says amendments took time because they were talking to devolved admins about them (not mentioning that current changes weren't agreed)
We stand in solidarity with our @NATO Ally, the United Kingdom, in condemning the offensive use of a nerve agent on their territory. Russia must address UK questions and provide full disclosure of their chemical weapon program to @OPCW – @USAmbNATO
Britain summons Russian ambassador to Foreign Office - source
Russian Ambassador is currently in the UK Foreign Office
UK calls for 'urgent' UN Security Council meeting over nerve gas attack
NATO statement on Russian poisoning in UK
3 day ago
There it is. PM brings up Labour's record on NHS in Wales
3 day ago
Jeremy Corbyn raises case of cancer suffer resident in the UK being denied treatment. PM wants to look at case details before responding, but says more people being treated.
29 NATO Allies have just agreed a statement expressing full solidarity with the UK and offering support after the Salisbury attack – Stoltenberg
3 day ago
PM condemns sending of suspicious packages to Muslim MPs
UK Foreign Office says the UN Security Council will meet today to discuss the investigation into the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal
3 day ago
V busy couple of hours about to start in the Commons. PMQs then a statement from the PM on response to Salisbury attack
Sky Sources: Unilever directors will meet to finalise a decision to move the company's headquarters to the Netherlands
Sky News: Britain to expel Russian diplomats
Sky Sources: Prime Minister Theresa May is to announce the expulsion of Russian diplomats as part of a range of measures in response to the nerve agent attack on former spy
The UK PM will announce the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the UK. Not as many as in 1971 but "significant" I'm told
The UK has called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council to update Council members on the investigation into the nerve agent attack in Salisbury
NATO's North Atlantic Council is meeting in Brussels - expecting a strong statement on Russia from them
President of the European Council Donald Tusk says waiting for suggestions from London before deciding common EU reaction to poisoning attack
The Crown Prosecution Service says the threshold for criminal prosecution for two retired senior West Midlands Police officers involved in the Hillsborough disaster has not been met
Brexit negotiations accelerating, German official says
Tusk: For real friends, this should be obvious: At a time of fake news spreading, meddling in our elections, and attacks on people on our soil with nerve agent, the response must not be transatlantic bickering but transatlantic unity
Tusk: I express my full solidarity with PM @theresa_may in the face of the brutal attack inspired, most likely, by Moscow. I'm ready to put the issue on next week's EUCO agenda
3 day ago
Downing Street says Prime Minister Theresa May will make a Commons statement on the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal
After spy is poisoned, Britain mulls closing door to London for Russia's rich
Russia's Lavrov says no progress made in stand-off with Britain
Russia rejects "ultimatums" over spy poisoning
Only Russia could be behind U.K. poison attack: toxin's co-developer
The UK National Security Council is meeting to discuss the government's response to Russia
The Russian Embassy issues a *furious* and rambling press release slamming the @australian for its coverage of the Skripal case and "dirty anti-Russian lampoon" - "Let's leave on the conscience of Mr Romaniv his russophobic scum"
Russia's representative at the European Union on London's ultimatum in the Skripal case: Moscow isn't afraid of anything - RIA.
British physicist Stephen Hawking, among world's greatest minds of science, dies at 76
Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova: Not one person can come out in the parliament of their country and say, I give Russia 24 hours. What kind of conversation is that, anyway?
Interfax: Moscow calls on London not to speak in the language of ultimatums with a nuclear power.
Russian MFA vows to ban all the British media working in the country if Ofcom forces RT off UK airwaves
4 day ago
A Downing Street spokesperson has said President Trump has told Prime Minister Theresa May during a phone call that the U.S. was "with the UK all the way" and the Russian government must provide "unambiguous answers as to how this nerve agent came to be used"
Donald Trump told Theresa May the US is "with the UK all the way" over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Downing Street says
Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian émigré who the UK refused to extradite to Russia on fraud charges, died in his home in London, his Russian lawyer Andrei Borovkov told Echo Moscow radio. UK police calling the death "unexplained"
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on UK claim that Moscow could be behind russian double agent Skripal poisoning in Salisbury, London: "One should not threaten a nuclear power"
Russia foreign ministry spokeswoman, on London's claims that Moscow could be behind spy poisoning: one should not threaten a nuclear power
Met Police's Counter-Terror Command has launched investigation into unexplained death of a man who Sky News believes was Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov in New Malden in southwest London and says there is no evidence to suggest death is linked to spy poisoning in Salisbury
Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov, a close associate of the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky, has been found dead at his home in London; no word on the cause of death - The Guardian
Media regulator Ofcom says it will look at whether Russia Today is "fit and proper" to have a broadcasting licence if Russia is shown to be behind spy poisoning
UK Police are appealing for information from people who saw Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in his red BMW car between 1pm and 1.45pm in Salisbury on Sunday 4 March
Senior UK police officer says at this stage not declaring a person of interest or suspect in poisoning of Russian spy
Sergei Skripal's daughter had arrived from Russia the day before she and her father were found collapsed on a park bench in Salisbury
Russia's foreign ministry says it has lodged an official protest with the British ambassador over "groundless" spy poisoning allegations and any threats of sanctions against Russia will not be left without response
Russia's foreign ministry says it will not respond to the UK government's midnight ultimatum until it is given samples of the nerve agent allegedly used in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia
British accusations on spy poisoning 'attempt to discredit Russia': Moscow
Russia lodges diplomatic protest with UK over allegations of nerve gas attack
On the Salisbury spy poisoning, President Trump says "We will condemn Russia or whoever it may be" and will speak to Theresa May today
U.S. President Donald Trump says it sounds like British authorities believe Russia was behind the attack on former spy Sergei Skripal
"As soon as we get the facts straight" and if US agrees with UK on nerve gas attack "we will condemn Russia" or whoever is responsible says Trump
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