UK expelling 23 Russian diplomats after nerve agent attack

UK officials have announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats following a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter.

This moves represents the single biggest expulsion since the Cold War.

Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons they need to send a clear message to people who would seek to undermine their values, saying Russia has shown 'disdain' for Britain's wish for an explanation into the attempted murder of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Russian diplomats have one week to leave the country.

May also announced a range of economic and diplomatic measures, including cancelling high-level bilateral contacts with Russia and asking the royal family to forego the soccer World Cup in Russia.

Russia has denied any part in the March 4th attack.