London has demonstrated that it is not so much interested in the investigation of the Skripal case, as in the possibility to use the situation.
Theresa May has announced the list of steps that the UK will take in the near future.
London is set to expatriate 23 Russian diplomats, whom it considers employees of intelligence services working under cover.
The checking of Russian citizens when they get visas and cross the border into the UK will be toughened.
Britain will audit Russian assets on its territory and freeze those that they consider threatening its security.
Contacts at a high level are suspended. The invitation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to visit London was withdrawn.
London will consider the possibility of introducing its own list of Russian officials and businessmen, against whom personal restrictions will be taken.
In addition to all of the above, London authorizes “a series of measures” that the National Security Service will have to take in response to “threats that represent the actions of a hostile state.”
British officials and members of the royal family refuse to go to the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The international legal community is increasingly moving away from the field of primacy of evidence to a plane where accusations are enough.
Russia, a priori, is the culprit of the scandal just because it is accused of it.
“Since Moscow did not provide an explanation within 24 hours, that means it is to blame.” In London, perhaps according to the old imperial tradition, they are entitled to demand that any state immediately fulfill all of their unsubstantiated requests.
This is despite the fact that Russian law enforcers did not refuse to cooperate with their British colleagues and only asked for the details of the investigation in order to be able to provide qualified assistance.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the Russian foreign ministry will soon on the reciprocal measures to Teresa May.