Skripal Attack - A Step Too Far by Russia

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Monday March 12 2018

SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP (pictured) has said that the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal - is 'a step too far by Russia' and that the UK government must now take 'firm and strong action.'

Ian Blackford made the comments at Westminster following an update by the prime minister on the recent events, in which she told the House of Commons that the most plausible explanations for what happened in Salisbury are either that it was a 'direct action of the Russian authorities' or the Russian government had 'lost control of the nerve agent and it fell into the hand of others.'

Ian Blackford MP commented:

''There can be no denying that this assassination attempt on Mr Skripal and his daughter is not only a step too far - but calls into questions every aspect of our current and future relationship with Russia.

''This ruthless action from Russia put not only the lives of our emergency services at risk but also threatened the safety of the wider public.

''There must be firm and strong action taken to send a clear message to the Kremlin: we will not accept Russian interference in our democracy or way of life.

''This kind of international outrage must never be seen again.''



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