“The UK, under the Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and Vienna Convention, has decided to dismiss 23 Russian statesmen, who regarded as the nondeclared intelligence officers. They have only one week to stay in the UK,” May said.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May addresses in the House of Commons, London, during the Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
“Britain orders to dismiss few of the Russian statesmen in reprisal for the temerity attack on a retired Russian agent. It is understandable that someone from the nondeclared intelligence officers has a connection to this. An attack like this could not be possible without an insider knowledge or association,” an official said in the parliament.
Hence, the decision was taken to dismiss the nondeclared intelligence officers at the earliest. Time for them to stay in the UK is one week. Then, the UK government will not allow them to stay here.
It is one of the deafening removals from the UK in the last 20 years. The country will take this into account in the future when holding the Russian intelligence capabilities.
“We will suspend the assets of the Russian state when we get the testimony about anything that may distress the life or property of UK nationals or residents anywhere in the UK,” May said.