When Russia ignored a British government ultimatum to explain whether it was involved in the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, Theresa May quickly announced a set of measures in retaliation. These include expelling 23 intelligence officers, the freezing of Russian state assets, and a government and royal boycott of the Fifa World Cup in Russia.
The prime minister has rightly described Russia’s response to the UK’s ultimatum as “sarcasm, contempt and defiance”. The reaction to the Salisbury attack in the Russian government-controlled media has been full of mockery and contempt, fuelled …read more
Source: The Conversation