Britain’s National Security Council is due to meet Monday to discuss the latest intelligence on the attempted murder of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, as pressure mounts on UK Prime Minister Theresa May over the alleged involvement of Moscow in the attack.
Multiple UK media reports suggested that the government is close to finalizing a number of retaliatory measures, including diplomatic expulsions and sanctions, should a Russian link be formally established.
Such a development would plunge relations between the UK and Russia to their lowest ebb since the end of the Cold War.
The Skripals, believed by authorities to have been deliberately targeted, were found slumped on a bench near a shopping center in the city of Salisbury eight days ago. Police say a nerve agent was used in the attack
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