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| Britain and the EU
Britain had asked for “proportionate” action from Russia to the Spy poisoning case, leaving Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov to warn that relations between Britain and Russia were had never been lower.
Warming to the task of playing ‘first fiddle’ in the orchestra, Prime Minister Theresa May then visited Scandinavia intent on gathering support against the security threat posed by Russia.
Her one-day visit to Denmark and Sweden was announced shortly after Lavrov had accused the Britain’s spy agencies of engineering the murder of the Russian double-agent who’d found asylum in England.
Russia’s foreign minister said that “the United Kingdom, the United States and some countries “…are resorting to open lies.”
Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Alexander Grushko, then took up the refrain calling the poisoning of Sergei Skripal a “provocation arranged by Britain” in order to justify high military spending against Russia.
A United Kingdom spokesman parried, “…the UK would much rather have Russia as a constructive partner but …we must face the facts that the challenge of Russia is one that will endure for years”
With all of this happening, it appeared that a Britain was ready for an open war against Russia, preferably Middle East soil. That is, if its pre-Brexit European allies re-surfaced as friends.
The use of poison on the former Russian agent followed by the chemical weapons story said to have been employed by the Syrian army to kill children, stirred emotions and, war drums began to sound from across the Atlantic.
France quickly emerged to stand in support of Britain against the Assad regime, with Russia indirectly implicated. Scandinavia called for calm to indicate it stood against a war.
Fearing a doomsday scenario, retired Russian general Evgeny Buzhinsky grimly warned against a conflict saying it could well turn into “the last war in the history of mankind”.