A former a double agent, Mr Skripal and his daughter were both found slumped on a park bench in the centre of Salisbury. This incident occurred earlier on Tuesday where they were both rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The UK embassy in Moscow put up several tweets as time runs out for them to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent came into use in Salisbury. The US president told the PM that they had their full support. Trump told Theresa May through the phone that the Russian government must provide answers to the riddle. They had to explain why the nerve agent came in use against Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33. Theresa May has said that it is likely that Russia was involved and that the UK must be ready to react. She says if there would be no explanation from Russia, then details would be set out in the Commons.
France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor both agreed to the UK’s position. The Secretary of foreign relations, Boris Johnson said that if the nerve agent attack were intentional, then that was a chemical weapons convention violation, breach of international conventions and a threat to law abiding citizens. On the other hand, Russia tweeted that if the UK takes disciplinary measures, then it would be met by a response. The British ambassador in Moscow who was called up says Russia wasn’t involved in the poisoning and that UK’s actions were provocative. The international Chemical Weapons Convention emphasized an investigation should be carried out.
Mr Skripal and his daughter both remain critically ill. Neil Basu, the Assistant Commissioner, said that there were an additional 35 people who got admitted following the incident. Sgt Nick Bailey, who got hurt after the attack is in a serious but stable condition. 34 people got discharged while the remaining one is under care as an outpatient. He urged for witnesses who saw the father and daughter in their red BMW between 13:00 and 13:45 on that fateful day to come out. The car was left in the shopping centre in Maltings before they went to Bishop Mill Pub then to restaurant Zizzi. Detectives nevertheless don’t have a specific suspect yet. Mr Basu said the investigation would take some time. A confirmation was given by the police that Mr Skripal was a British citizen. He went to the Britain in the year 2010. That happened after being convicted of giving information.