Emmanuel Macron Accuses Theresa May Of “Fantasy Politics” Over Russian Nerve Agent Attack
France has undermined Theresa May's hopes to garner support of a United European for punitive action against Russia, accusing the Prime Minister of engaging in “fantasy politics.”

On Wednesday, French president Emmanuel Macron’s spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said it was too early for Paris to decide whether action should be taken and it’s too soon to prove Russian involvement.

Griveaux said: “We don’t do fantasy politics. Once the elements are proven, then the time will come for decisions to be made.”

He said France was waiting for “definitive conclusions” and evidence that the “facts were completely true” before taking a position.

The PM announced a series of sanctions against Moscow, including expelling 23 Russian diplomats, and closer monitoring of Russian agents and financial interests in the UK.

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Mrs May said the 23 spies have a week to pack their bags. and that their exit would “dismantle the Russian espionage network in the UK”.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry pledged tit-for-tat expulsions, saying: “Our response will not be long in coming.”

The Russian permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, told the UN: “We demand that material proof be provided of the allegedly found Russian trace in this high-resonance event.”

“Without this, stating that there is incontrovertible truth is not something that we can take into account.” Nebenzia said.

Russia’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs branded Mrs May’s statement as “an unprecedentedly crude provocation that undermines the foundations of a normal interstate dialogue between our countries”

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