U.S. and UK stand together in holding Russia accountable for Salisbury poisoning: U.S. ambassador

Image result for US Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson

Woody Johnson and Donald Trump

LONDON (Reuters) – The United States stands with Britain in holding Russia accountable for its “act of aggression” on British soil, US Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson said on Wednesday.

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who were formally accused of attempting to murder former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, are seen in an image handed out by the Metropolitan Police in London, Britain September 5, 2018. Metroplitan Police handout via REUTERS.

will “realize [Trump] has so much to bring to the table” in terms of prosperity, defense and military cooperation, “especially given Brexit,” Johnson said.

British prosecutors have charged two Russians for the attempted murder of a former Russian spy and his daughter with a nerve agent in Salisbury, naming suspects for the first time in a case that has caused one of the biggest East-West rifts in decades.

“The U.S. & UK stand firmly together in holding Russia accountable for its act of aggression on UK soil,” Johnson said on Twitter.

READ RELATED: Theresa May vows ‘no compromise’ on her Brexit plan

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.