Today, our ambassador in Moscow was informed by the Russian government of the action they are taking in response. In light of their previous behavior, we anticipated a response of this kind as we would consider our next steps in the coming days, alongside our allies and partners. But Russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter.
The attempted assassination of two people on British soil for which there was no alternative conclusion other than that the Russian state was culpable. It is Russia that is in flagrant breach of international law and the Chemical Weapons Convention.