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UK Russia news live: Theresa May to unveil new sanctions as row over Sergei Skripal nerve agent attack escalates

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 14/03/2018 13:52:00 Robin De Peyer

Theresa May is set to announce a series of sanctions against Russia after the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal.

The Prime Minister will address MPs after Russia failed to meet the deadline she imposed to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, in Salisbury.

This morning, she chaired a meeting of the National Security Council as minister Sajid Javid accused Russia of a "brazen attempt to murder civilians on British soil".

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said his country had "no connection" to the poisoning and "won't accept the language of ultimatum" from the UK.

Follow the latest updates live as the PM addresses the House of Commons.

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