Russia responds to Great Britain’s diplomatic attack:
‘On March 17, Ambassador of Great Britain to Russia Laurie Bristow was summoned to the Foreign Ministry, where he was handed a note stating that in response to the provocative actions of the British side and groundless accusations against the Russian Federation with regard to the incident in Salisbury, UK on March 4, 2018, the Russian side has taken the following decisions in response.
‘Twenty-three diplomatic staff of the UK Embassy in Moscow are declared persona non grata and are to be expelled from Russia within a week.
‘Taking into account the disparity in the number of the two countries’ consular missions, the Russian Federation recalls its agreement on the opening and operation of the Consulate General of the United Kingdom in St Petersburg.
‘Respective procedures will be followed in accordance with international legal practice.
‘Due to the unregulated status of the British Council in the Russian Federation, its activities are terminated.
‘The British side is warned that in case of further unfriendly actions against Russia, the Russian side reserves the right to take further retaliatory measures.’
If the British are smart, they will declare victory and leave it at that. But I don’t think Theresa May is smart. The neocons want war with Russia and they are pressuring her to give it to them.