France, Germany, US, join Britain in tackling Russia over use of nerve agent

Britain, France, Germany and the United States have issued a joint statement condemnng “first offensive use” of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War.

Russia is the prime suspect in the poisoning of a former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, United Kingdom on March 4, 2018.

According to the UK, investigations show that Russia was responsible for the assassination attempt on UK soil, using a military grade nerve agent.

Below is the statement issued.

UK Prime Minister on Wednesday slammed sanctions against Russia, which include expelling 23 Russian diplomats and turning down an invitation to ministers and members of the Royal family to the Russia 2018 World Cup.

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