Poisoning of ex-Russian spy: Trudeau supports Theresa May

News 14 March, 2018
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    Justin Trudeau and the first british minister Theresa May, on the 18th of September 2017 in Ottawa.

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    Wednesday, march 14, 2018 22:07

    Wednesday, march 14, 2018 22:07

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    REGINA | The prime minister Justin Trudeau reiterated Wednesday the full support of Canada in the United Kingdom, in the wake of the sanctions taken by his british counterpart Theresa May against Russia, accused of having poisoned an ex-Russian spy.

    During a telephone interview, Justin Trudeau has also offered its condolences to Ms. May and “spoke of the importance for Russia of accountability in relation to his unacceptable behaviour,” said the prime minister’s office.

    On a visit to Regina, Saskatchewan, canada, Mr. Trudeau has in particular lamented a “poisoning of the despicable and reckless”.

    According to a statement from the british government, Ms. May thanked Mr. Trudeau for the “strong support of Canada” and the two leaders agreed “to the importance for the international community to show solidarity […] and to demonstrate a collective commitment to hold Russia responsible for his unacceptable behavior”.

    London considers Russia guilty of having poisoned the former agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Youlia, ten days ago, on british soil. On Wednesday, Theresa May has announced the expulsion of 23 diplomats and the freezing of bilateral contacts.

    The minister asked by chrystia Freeland, head of canadian diplomacy, was also sentenced on Wednesday “with the utmost firmness the use odious of a chemical agent on the sovereign territory of the United Kingdom”.

    “We offer our support to the most sincere to the victims of the terrorist attack using a chemical weapon that was held on march 4, Salisbury”, she added.