Lavrov Comments about the UK Defense Minister 's statement " Russia Should Shut Up "
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday Russia would order British diplomats to leave the country in response to London’s decision to expel 23 staff at the Russian embassy in London.
Lavrov said Moscow had stopped paying attention to Britain over the spy poisoning allegations. He also said that British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson, who earlier told Russia to “go away and shut up,” may lack education.
“I guess he wants to go down in history with some bombastic statements,” the Russian minister presumed
On Thursday, the UK, along with its allies Germany, France and the US, issued a joint declaration, saying there is “no plausible alternative” to Russian involvement.
“This use of a military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, constitutes the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War,” the countries said in the statement.
On March 4, former Russian military intelligence Colonel Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were exposed to a nerve agent in the city of Salisbury. They were found unconscious on a bench near a shopping center. Both are currently in the hospital in critical condition.
British Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of “an unlawful use of force” against her country. She announced that London would expel 23 Russian diplomats and take other measures against Moscow. Russia has vehemently denied its involvement in the incident and said retaliatory measures would follow soon.