EU member states on Skripal attack: «Highly likely» Russia was responsible

The European Union has stated it would recall its ambassador to Moscow for consultations after heads of member states and their governments agreed it was very likely that Russia was responsible for the attack with a chemical weapon on a Russian-British double agent.

British public broadcaster BBC reports that in a statement after talks held on Thursday, March 22, in Brussels, the European Council of EU leaders agreed «there is no plausible alternative explanation» and expressed unity by stating: «We stand in unqualified solidarity with the United Kingdom in the face of this grave challenge to our shared security.»

The Russian government has denied responsibility for the attack in Salisbury on 4 March, head of the British government Theresa May had evaluated that the Salisbury poisoning was «part of a pattern of Russian aggression against Europe».

Intelligence agent Sergei Skripal, who has worked for Russia before switching sides and working for the UK, and his daughter Yulia remain in a critical but stable condition after the attack.

bnn-news.com

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