Stating that the UK Government had concluded that the Russian government had either authorised the attack against Mr Skripal or had lost control of a nerve agent, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the Russian Federation had “treated the use of a military grade nerve agent in Europe with sarcasm, contempt, and defiance” and left her government with no choice but to respond.
They have provided no credible explanation that could suggest they lost control of their nerve agent, no explanation how this agent came to be used in the United Kingdom, no explanation as to why Russia has an undeclared chemical weapons programme in contravention of international law.
Instead, they have treated the use of a military grade nerve agent in Europe with sarcasm, contempt, and defiance… there is no alternative conclusion other than the Russian state being culpable for attempted murder.
Public Anger at ‘Diabolical’ Response as Authorities Only Admit Risk to Public Days After Salisbury Attack https://t.co/lnR6hDwafM — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) March 12, 2018
Up to two dozen individuals have been treated for exposure to the chemical agent since the attack, including the first police officer on the scene Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey who remains in serious but stable condition.
‘Brazen Act of War’: MPs and Ministers Rail Against Suspected Nerve Agent Attack https://t.co/KZjDxRlJJW
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) March 9, 2018