Moscow/ London: In a harsh reply to the UK, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, ‘Maria Zakharova’ said, “No one should threaten nuclear equipped Russia.” The British Prime Minister had warned of dire consequences if Russia did not explain the poisoning of former Russian spy in the UK. The Russian Foreign Ministry had reminded the UK of the Russian nuclear capabilities while replying to the warning.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed suspicion about Russian involvement in the poisoning of ‘Sergei Skripal’ and his daughter as the use of a nerve agent developed by Russia was found in the investigation. Prime Minister May had also warned of a stern action if Russia did not explain before Tuesday night. Russian reaction has emerged on these statements.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had clarified that there was no Russian involvement in the ‘Skripal poisoning case’. Some of the Russian officials and leaders had claimed that the UK was to benefit by the ‘Skripal’ killing, therefore, there is a possibility of British agencies involved in the matter. Russia had summoned and reprimanded the British Ambassador to express its displeasure. After that the Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zakharova adopted the aggressive stand to reply Britain.
After reminding of the Russian nuclear preparedness, the Russian officials warned of a possible action by Russia against the UK. The Russian embassy in the UK has alleged in their tweet that the British stand is inciting. At the same time, it has been claimed that the incident in Britain and the subsequent warning is an effort to tarnish the Russian image.
At a time when Russia has issued nuclear threats, the UK has increased the activities at the international level. Britain has claimed that Prime Minister May has received support from the United States, after a telephonic discussion with US President Trump about the issue. At the same time, Britain has clarified that the ‘Skripal’ issue will be raised in NATO and United Nations on Wednesday.