The UK plans to expel 23 Russian diplomats after an alleged nerve agent attack on a Russian former double spy in southern England, the biggest single expulsion in over 30 years.
British Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons in Parliament on Wednesday that Russia has expressed “disdain” for Britain’s wish for an explanation into the attempted murder of former double agent his daughter.
May announced a range of economic and diplomatic measures, including a decision to cancel all high-level bilateral contacts with Moscow. She also said no ministers or members of the royal family will attend the football World Cup in Russia.
The UK premier said that the Russian diplomats have a week to leave Britain.
“We will freeze Russian state assets wherever we have the evidence that they may be used to threaten the life or property of UK nationals or residents,” May said.
Former double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old…