The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia consider that the UK authorities tried to “unleash a sweeping anti-Russian campaign”, investigating the poisoning of ex-spy of the GRU, Sergei Skripal one-sided and “not transparent”.
Moscow believes that London made a choice in favor of confrontation with Russia. The speech of the British Prime Minister Theresa may, on 14 March, a statement on the measures of “punishment” of Russia, Russian diplomats regard as “unprecedented grave provocation, undermining the foundations of normal bilateral dialogue between our countries.” This is stated in the statement on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry.
Mei had previously said that Russia, with high probability involved in the poisoning Skripal and his daughter. From London 23 expelled Russian diplomats, the Russian foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, there is no longer wait and suspend high-level contacts.