Russia has denied any involvement in the nerve agent attack on a Russian double agent on UK soil – hours after Theresa May gave the country until midnight tonight to provide a response.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia “is not to blame” for the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury.
Mr Lavrov said Russia had no connection to the poisoning, and demanded access to samples of the nerve agent used in the attack.
It comes as the head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapon condemned the use of a chemical agent.
Speaking at The Hague, Director General Ahmet Uzumcu said those responsible “must be held accountable.”