Moscow has warned London to think carefully before carrying out a threat to conduct cyber attacks against Russia over the accusation that Moscow was behind the attempted murder of a former Russian double agent on British soil.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of the recent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the city of Salisbury allegedly by a nerve agent developed during the Soviet era, giving an ultimatum to Moscow to offer explanations by Tuesday midnight.
May threatened Russia with unspecified consequences, but cyber attacks and economic sanctions are widely believed to be in the UK’s toolkit.
Russia has denied any involvement in the incident.
The Russian diplomatic mission in London described the ultimatum as “absolutely unacceptable” and warned “the British side to once again consider the consequences of such a reckless move.”