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Britain to expel 23 Russian diplomats over spy murder

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Mr Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found slumped unconscious on a bench outside a shopping centre in the genteel southern English city of Salisbury on March 4.
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LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday (March 14) she had come to the conclusion that Russia was culpable for the attempted murder of a former spy and his daughter, announcing the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats.

Mrs May descibed it as the single biggest expulsion in over 30 years.

Mr Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found slumped unconscious on a bench outside a shopping centre in the genteel southern English city of Salisbury on March 4. They have been in a critical condition in hospital ever since.

"There is no alternative conclusion, other than that the Russian state was culpable for the attempted murder of Mr Skripal and his daughter, and for threatening the lives of other B ritish citizens in Salisbury," Mrs May said.

"This represents an unlawful use of force by the Russian state against the United Kingdom," she said,

The announcement of the diplomats' expulsion came soon after Russia's Ambassador to Britain Alexander Yakovenko warned London on Wednesday of reciprocal measures if Britain expelled Russian diplomats, the RIA news agency said.

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  • POISONING
  • RUSSIA
  • THERESA MAY

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