"It can't be business as usual with Russia" Theresa May tells G20 leaders

The suspects in the Salisbury Novichok attack should be "brought to justice", Theresa May has said, ahead of a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit. 

The PM told the BBC that Russia needs to stop its "destabilising activities".

The UK believes two officers from Russia's military intelligence service, the GRU, named as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were behind the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, in March 2018.

Skripal Suspects

The incident froze relations between Britain and the Kremlin, and resulted in the expulsion of 23 Russian "diplomats" that Mrs. May described as "undeclared intelligence agents".

Mr Skripal and his daughter both survived the poisoning, but a British woman, Dawn Sturgess, died last July after coming into contact with Novichok through handling a contaminated perfume bottle. 

Scotland Yard and the CPS say there is sufficient evidence to charge the two Russians with attempted murder. 

Russia does not allow the extradition of its nationals, but European arrest warrants are out for those two individuals and if they set foot outside Russia we will be making every effort that they are brought to justice... Russia needs to recognise its acts and stop acting in this way - and stop its other destabilising activities around the world, including, for example, its use of disinformation and cyber-attacks

Theresa May, speaking to the BBC

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