No 10 stiahlo chvost ...
No 10 tries to calm Russia row amid cold war rhetoric
Russian ministers suggest that British secret services carried out Skripal poisoning to distract from Brexit
Pippa Crerar and Patrick Wintour
Tue 3 Apr 2018 15.03 BST Last modified on Tue 3 Apr 2018 17.34 BST
Downing Street has issued a plea for “proportionate” action from Russia to the Salisbury poisoning row after its foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, warned that relations with the west are now worse than during the cold war.
Theresa May is visiting Scandinavia next week with the international security threat from Russia expected to be at the top of the agenda.
Her one-day visit to Denmark and Sweden was announced after Lavrov appeared to suggest that UK secret services may have been involved in the 4 March attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury.