Asked by a Reuters reporter in the Kazakh capital Astana if Russia planned to expel British diplomats from Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov smiled and said: "We will, of course". "Any reference or mentioning of our president is nothing else but shocking and unpardonable diplomatic misconduct", the Russian presidential spokesman added.
"'We regard the statement by Prime Minister May in the parliament on March 14 about "punitive" measures against Russian Federation under a false pretext of alleged involvement in the poisoning of S. Skripal and his daughter as an unprecedentedly gross provocation that undermines the foundations of a normal interstate dialogue between our countries", the ministry said in a statement.
"These targeted sanctions are a part of a broader effort to address the ongoing nefarious attacks emanating from Russia", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.
"We condemn this unprecedented attack by Russian Federation on the territory of the United Kingdom".
Russian Federation has repeatedly dismissed the UK's accusations as "unfounded" and warned it would retaliate over the expulsion of its diplomats.
Police said the substance that rendered them critically ill was a nerve agent.
At home, the British government has been under pressure from lawmakers and media to show it was getting tough on Russian Federation, with some experts saying that despite the rhetoric, the response did not go far enough to bother Putin.
Moscow, therefore, vowed an imminent response to hostile moves by the United Kingdom authorities.
London's Metropolitan Police said Friday it had launched a murder investigation into Glushkov's death following the results of a post-mortem exam, which gave the cause of death as "compression to the neck".
"The administration is confronting and countering malign Russian cyber activity, including their attempted interference in US elections, destructive cyber-attacks, and intrusions targeting critical infrastructure", Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a statement on Thursday.
Putin has so far only said publicly that Britain should get to the bottom of what has happened.
Earlier, the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC) said May's decision to impose additional punitive measures against Russian Federation as a response to the Skripal case will mean a further deterioration in business relations between the two countries. "Russia's claim that Ukrainians made a free choice in that sham "referendum" has always lacked credibility", she said in a statement. They accuse Russian Federation of aggression against their country, and they issue 20-hour ultimatum. Trump, echoing the British government, said it looked as though Moscow was behind the attack.
Both sides are contemplating escalation in the row over an assassination attempt on a former Russian spy-turned-mole in Salisbury earlier this month.
It's the latest escalation in the clash between the two nations over the use of a military-grade nerve agent against a former Russian spy who is now a British citizen. The Kremlin has always denied the accusation.
British investigators are working on the theory that an item of clothing or cosmetics or a gift in the luggage of Skripal's daughter was impregnated with the toxin, and then opened in Skripal's house in Salisbury, the Daily Telegraph said.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday that Moscow would expand its own "black list" of Americans, adding that additional measures have not yet been ruled out. He was granted refuge in the UK after a high-profile spy exchange between the United States and Russian Federation in 2010.
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Jones, yet to lose a Twickenham Test as England boss, was well aware of the task at hand, saying: " Ireland is a very good team. I don't think they need any more motivation". "They [Ireland] are a good, tough team, well coached, very well disciplined".
French President Emmanuel Macron said he would act with "firmness" against Russian Federation , a presidential source said. Johnson defended Britain's response and suggested that there could be further consequences for Russians close to Putin.
In a joint statement on Wednesday, they emphasized their respect for each other and their families and asked for privacy. Vanessa and Donald Jr. tied the knot in 2005 at the president's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Russian Federation has denied the U.K.'s allegations, accusing Britain of using the incident in a campaign to smear Moscow. Meanwhile new tensions have surfaced over the death this week of a London-based Russian businessman, Nikolai Glushkov .
It hopes setting such a standard would also help prevent teenagers who experiment with tobacco from becoming addicted. Anti-smoking activists applauded Thursday's action but said FDA should set a deadline to put regulations in place.
The technology company reported $5.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $5.17 by $0.01. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 20,581 shares in the company, valued at $3,210,636.
Uber is racing Google's Waymo self-driving auto unit, along with several other firms, to make the self-driving vehicle a reality. Aiming to catch up with the front-runner, Uber has forged partnerships with a number of companies, including Toyota.
The Reds took the lead as early as the fourth minute as Salah skinned one defender before poking the ball beyond Orestis Karnezis. Mohamed Salah scored four goals as Liverpool moved up to third in the Premier League table by thrashing Watford at Anfield.
The Bison as a team are shooting just over 34 percent outside the arc, which was middle of the pack in the Patriot League . Bucknell averages just under 73 points allowed on the season. "They can score points and make tough shots", Davis said.
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