March 27, 2018 / 11:41 AM / a year ago

May says more to be done against Russia over spy attack

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May stands outside The Mill pub during a visit to the city where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent, in Salisbury, Britain March 15, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May told senior ministers on Tuesday there was still more to be done in Britain’s long-term response to Russia after blaming Moscow for the use of a nerve agent against a former Russian spy in England.

“Yesterday was a significant moment in our response to this reckless act of aggression, but there is still more to be done as we work with international partners on a long-term response to the challenge posed by Russia,” her spokesman said, reporting remarks made by May at a cabinet meeting.

May told cabinet that countries had acted against Russia not just out of solidarity but because they recognised the threat it posed.

Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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