UK: Poisoning response deadline passes.
The deadline set by the united kingdom government for Moscow to explain the way the Russian-made nerve agent was used to poison a former double agent has passed.
Focus now shifts to what steps Theresa May will take against Russia following the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.
Russia denies involvement in their poisoning, and it has demanded access to a sample of the substance used.
It said the UK’s threat of “punitive” measures would “meet with a response”.
Downing Street claims that the prime minister has received the backing of US President Donald Trump, who agreed in a phone call that Moscow “must provide unambiguous answers as to how this nerve agent came to be used”.
A spokesman also said France’s President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – Baltic states bordering Russia – have all condemned the attack and offered support to the United Kingdom.