The UK has announced that it is preparing to unveil new sanctions against Russia in response to an alleged chemical agent attack which London has blamed on Moscow.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May met with her National Security team on Monday to discuss the latest evidence, warning of a firm response if it is proved Russia was behind the attack.
Former double agent Sergei Skripal, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, have been hospitalized since they were found unconscious on a bench outside a shopping center in the city of Salisbury on Sunday.
Both Skripal, 66, and his daughter remain unconscious in a critical but stable condition, according to a Reuters report. Police Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey has also fallen ill because of contact with the substance while investigating the incident.
Speaking to BBC Radio on Monday, the chair of the UK’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Tom Tugendhat, said the attack was “looking awfully like it was…