European Union leaders blamed Russia on Thursday for a nerve agent attack in England, uniting behind British Prime Minister Theresa May and agreeing to recall their ambassador to Moscow for consultations.
Some states are now considering following Britain’s lead in expelling Russian diplomats over Moscow’s alleged poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury.
The Skripals are both in a coma in a UK hospital after they were found collapsed on a park bench.
Moscow has rejected the claims as “absurd,” saying the substance used in the attack could have originated from the countries studying it, including Britain itself. It has offered cooperation with London in probing the case.
Russia says it will retaliate with expelling Western diplomats.
The British leader had pressed the importance of a united response to the March 4 nerve agent attack.
At an EU summit in Brussels, the leaders of the 28-member…