The biggest expulsion of Russian spies from the UK for more than 30 years has been ordered by Theresa May، as she vowed to degrade the country’s espionage network “for years to come،” according to Independent.
The Prime Minister also announced proposed new powers to detain potential spies at the UK border، in her response to the poisoning of Sergie Skripal.
Speaking in the Commons، Ms May said Vladimir Putin had responded to her demand to explain the “reckless and despicable act” in Salisbury with “sarcasm، contempt and defiance”.
“There is no alternative conclusion other than the Russian state was culpable for the attempted murder of Mr Skripal and his daughter،” MPs were told.
It was an “unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom” which demanded a “full and robust approach”.
British ministers, royal family will not attend soccer World Cup in Russia after spy attack, she noted.