British Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to unite EU leaders to denounce Moscow over the nerve poison attack suffered by former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
May will inform his colleagues during a meeting in Brussels on the progress of the investigation of the neurotoxic attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury.
May reminds EU leaders that the threat from the east will remain in the long run.
"The challenge of Russia is one that will last for many years to come as a European democracy, Britain will stand shoulder to shoulder with the EU and with NATO to face this threat together." We will succeed, "May said. AFP on Friday (23/3)
EU President Donald Tusk said on the eve of the summit that leaders would show "solidarity" with Britain over the toxic attack and called for the bloc to take steps to strengthen its preparedness for future attacks.
This poison attack has triggered a diplomatic row between London and Moscow with a diplomatic expulsion by both countries. Until now, the Kremlin denies responsibility for the attack.
Several EU countries pushed for the bloc to strengthen the revelation in line with a joint declaration issued by Britain, France, Germany and the United States which accused Russia last week.
However, the disagreeing parties, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, and Austria who want to maintain good relations with Moscow, behave more leniently. They even blame the EU for taking a very serious stand against the British view.
Impact of Neural Toxins
Meanwhile, quoted by Reuters, a military-grade nerve attack caused a disturbance to mental capacity Skripal and her daughter. Until now, not sure when they can recover.
Britain says Russia used Soviet-era chemical weapons called Novichok to attack Skripal and his daughter Yulia. This kind of attack was the first time in Europe since the Second World War.
Aapun police officers who fell ill after helping Scripal in the incident has been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment for two weeks.