Swedish Prime Minister Stefan löfven said after the talks between EU leaders in Brussels that the summit took the decision to withdraw the EU Ambassador to Russia, RIA Novosti reported. Permanent representative of the EU recalled from Moscow «for consultations.»
In addition, the source RIA Novosti news Agency confirmed that some EU countries can expel Russian diplomats in connection with the «business Skripal», following the example of the British authorities.
As BBC reports, the EU leaders formally agreed with the British government that Russia, with very high probability, is responsible for the attack in Salisbury with the use of nerve agents.
According to the results of negotiations in Brussels late into the night, the European Council issued a statement which said that the leaders agreed that the incident in Salisbury «there is no other convincing explanation.»
«We fully support the United Kingdom in the face of this bold challenge to our collective security,» – said in a published joint statement the EU leaders.
Earlier in the meeting, British Prime Minister Theresa may said that the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia on March 4, became the «example of the continuing aggression of Russia against Europe.»
Moscow categorically denies any involvement in the incident.
A week ago the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph published details about the investigation into the poisoning of a former officer of the Russian GRU 66-year-old Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Julia. According to this publication, the poison could be hidden in the baggage of Julia, came to the UK from Moscow, they could be soaked garment, cosmetics or one. Julia and her father could have been hit by this stuff from the house in Salisbury, when you unpack the Luggage.
The British authorities claim that Skripal and his daughter, apparently, was poisoned by chemical warfare agents nerve agents «Beginner», which was developed in the USSR.