Salisbury spy attack: EU recalls Russia ambassador

Mar 23, 2018, 7:03 AM EDT
The EU leaders showed “unqualified solidarity” with British PM Theresa May.
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In the absence of any “plausible alternative explanation” for a nerve agent attack on Russian double agent in the U.K., the EU has recalled its ambassador to Russia for consultations, showing “unqualified solidarity” with Britain over the grave challenge.

The EU leaders in Brussels adopted a statement, unequivocally naming Russia as a likely source of the attack, unlike a previous declaration by foreign ministers who fell short of pinning the blame on Moscow, writes The Guardian.

Although the bloc’s words don’t “sound much” they make a significant difference for British Prime Minister Theresa May, marking a shift in EU’s unconvinced tone a few days back, notes the BBC