Sir Andrew Wood, the former British Ambassador to Russia has said that Russian leader Vladimir Putin is on “a search for past glory” following the attempted assassination of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal.
Former British Ambassador Craig Murray has said that the Novichok suspects’ explanations for being in Salisbury could be true.
Downing Street has accused Russia of “lies and blatant fabrications” in the television interview with the two suspects in the Salisbury poisoning.
Security minister Ben Wallace has admitted that airport baggage checks “weren’t probably as good as they might be” and contributed to two Russian nationals being able to bring Novichok into the UK.
Lizzie Cundy has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had “a strange face” and looked like he had “a hair transplant" when she met the Russian leader.
Russia is an irresponsible “disruptor” on the world stage which often has only a “negative agenda”, the UK’s representative to the United Nations has said.
Sir Andrew Wood, a former British ambassador to Russia has said that it is not possible to know whether President Vladimir Putin “personally ordered, rather than gave a general authorisation” but “there is no doubt that he is overall responsible”.
The US warned the world should be “chilled to the bone” by the conclusion of the investigations into the Salisbury attack, which identified two Russian nationals as suspects in the Novichok attack.
The House of Commons should get rid of plans to debate the Salisbury Novichok attack now two men have been identified as suspects, a Labour MP warned.
Tom Tugendhat, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee has said that the UK needs to “hit Putin where it hurts” and that the Salisbury attack “is a threat to the world order”, despite Theresa May not explicitly implicating the Kremlin for the attack.
Chris Phillips has said that “countries around the world will come together” but that “forcing Russia to expel the people back to the UK is not going to happen”.
British and Russian officials will come face-to-face as the UN Security Council discusses the Salisbury Novichok attack hours after Prime Minister Theresa May said GRU agents were behind the deadly poisoning.
Officers think several Russians were involved in the attempted murder of the former double agent and daughter Yulia in Salisbury.
Yulia Skripal has given a statement to the press and says she hopes to return to Russia 'in the longer term' following the poising of her and her father Sergei
Chair of Parliament's foreign affairs select committee says Putin is sending a message with Sergei Skripal poisoning