No one was surprised when the Russian government announced that, in retaliation of Britain expulsing 23 Russian diplomats from the country, it will expulse the same number of British diplomats as well. I have to admit that we have to give it to Russian government representatives: their act on “feeling insulted” that United Kingdom would do such a thing and throw out innocent *sigh* Russian diplomats based on “groundless accusations against Russian Federation” is indeed commendable. They are not stupid; they know perfectly that the poisoning attempt was indeed ordered by Russian highest officials. Being able to still act in spite of knowing clearly that their position is fake takes…
United Kingdom showed once more that in the international relations it is one of the most pragmatic and realistic countries. At least when the Conservatives are in government. On March 4 former spy Sergei Skripal – who is a former Russian Spy and became a double agent in 1995 by giving away over 300 Russian spies in Britain, so Russia definitely did not had a lot of love for him – and his daughter were found slumped on the bench. After the diagnosis, Britain’s Prime Minister publicly acknowledged that Russian-made nerve-agent, Novichok, was found inside Skripal’s and his daughter’s bodies.