Thursday 15 March, 2018 Update: Western Leaders Stand With Britain as UK-Russia Crisis Moves to the Next Stage

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Western leaders have accused Russia of being responsible for being behind the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter at their home in the United Kingdom. In a rare, yet encouraging show of unity, the leaders of the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom released a joint statement condemning the attack and calling upon Russia to live up to uphold peace and security. The statement was released one day after Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the nerve agent attack. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov labeled the allegations as ‘unacceptable.’ Moscow is expected to respond by ordering the expulsion of British diplomats from Russia in the coming days. Putin will possibly go beyond that and attempt to prod Britain in another way. Do not be surprised to hear about increased Russian air activity in close proximity to the British Isles over the coming days. Business might be about to pick up for the RAF Typhoons on QRA.

 

Author’s Note: Apologies for the shortness of this update. Scheduling conflicts have minimized the time I have available to write today.

2 comments

  1. If Britain truly wanted to send a message, I think if they could boycott the World Cup in the summer. That would be a symbolically strong hit to Russia’s prestige. Unlikely to happen though.

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