Russian Foreign Ministry summons UK Ambassador

Russian Foreign Ministry summons UK Ambassador

 UK Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, Sputnik reports.

The news comes amid deterioration of the UK-Russian relations after former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious in a shopping center in Salisbury.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that it was "highly likely" that Russia was responsible for the incident, since the two were poisoned with a Novichok class military-grade nerve agent that was developed in the Soviet Union.

On Wednesday, May went on to announce a package of anti-Russian measures, including the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the country, and the suspension of bilateral contacts between London and Moscow.

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